Evan Patterson

I am a research scientist and software developer with interests in...

  • Applied category theory
  • Statistics and data science
  • Scientific computing
  • Software systems

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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

A diagrammatic view of differential equations in physics, 2022. Evan Patterson, Andrew Baas, Timothy Hosgood, James Fairbanks.

We formalize and systematize Tonti diagrams, a graphical mode of presenting partial differential equations in physics. More generally, we explain how to reason formally about systems of equations and their solutions using category-theoretic diagrams. Read more