##### Evan Patterson

I am a researcher and software developer with interests in...

- Data science
- Scientific computing
- Applied category theory

# What's new

#### From the blog

Book review: Dynamical Biostatistical Models by Commenges and Jacqmin-Gadda (12/29/2020)

Despite their natural affinity, the statistical and mechanistic traditions of scientific modeling are often poorly integrated. I review a textbook on biostatistics that takes dynamical and mechanistic models seriously. Read more

#### Latest paper

Wiring diagrams as normal forms for computing in symmetric monoidal categories, 2020. Evan Patterson, David I. Spivak, Dmitry Vagner.

We introduce a formalism for directed, acyclic wiring diagrams and explain how it leads to a normal form for morphism expressions in a symmetric monoidal category. We also discuss how directed wiring diagrams are implemented in Catlab. Read more