Aloha! This is Ryan Rosario, the creator and maintainer of Byte Mining. I am a data geek born, raised and entrenched in Southern California. I am a Statistician-turned-Computer Scientist and a Ph.D. candidate in Statistics at UCLA. As a testament to my love of programming and Computer Science, I also received an M.S. in Computer Science in June 2010. My thesis area of specialization was data mining machine learning. In general, I am interested in the following areas and more:
- Web Mining, Search and Information Retrieval
- Text Mining and Natural Language Processing
- Databases and Datastores for Big Data and Non-Tabular Data
- MapReduce and Similar Frameworks for Big Data
- Social Network Analysis
- Geospatial Analysis and Time Series
- High Performance Computing and Some Systems Development
- Embedded Systems
Before I began the journey towards a Doctorate, I was a Mathematics of Computation and Statistics major at UCLA. Before UCLA, I spent one year (Freshman year) at UC Santa Barbara. Aside from programming and data, I love the outdoors, especially the beach and the mountains. When I cannot get to either, I enjoy nothing more than a drive along Pacific Coast Highway. I also like commercial aviation, mountain biking, hiking and mysteries. I also wish I knew how to surf.
You can always get a hold of me @DataJunkie on Twitter. I used to look at new follows and follow back, but with so many spammers that got tiresome. Send me some Twitter love and I’ll probably follow ya back.
You can contact me via email by clicking here.
When I find interesting stuff, I try to post it on my Delicious.