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Evan Patterson
Stanford University,
Statistics Department

I'm a PhD student working to improve the scientific process through research in...

  • AI, especially knowledge representation
  • data science
  • applied category theory

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From the blog

Book review: Indiscrete Thoughts by Gian-Carlo Rota (8/14/2018)

First published in 1997, Gian-Carlo Rota's Indiscrete Thoughts is now a minor classic on the culture of mathematics. It is witty and irreverent and difficult not to enjoy. It is also often thoughtful and insightful. Nonetheless, I think its more overtly philosophical parts are seriously flawed. I try to both summarize and critically review this distinctive book. Read more

Latest paper

Teaching machines to understand data science code by semantic enrichment of dataflow graphs, 2018. Evan Patterson, Ioana Baldini, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Kush R. Varshney.

We refine our method for creating semantic representations of data science programs. We implement the method for both Python and R and we also release the first version of the Data Science Ontology. The ontology is written in a new ontology language called Monocl, for which we give a categorical semantics. Read more