Hi there!

I’m Alex Gude, a data scientist with a passion for plots and algorithms, as well as cycling and photography. I got my start in the tech industry at Insight Data Science, after previously working as a high energy particle physicist at CERN and a cosmologist at Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

I write about whatever catches my attention here on this site; mostly that means data science, machine learning, deep learning, and software development. My writings on deep learning from my time at Lab41 can be found at Gab41 and rehosted on this page.

If you’re interested in my thoughts in real time (as well as sneak peaks at what I’m writing), follow me on BlueSky, Mastodon, or Twitter.

The code that I write lives on my Github page. Bug reports and pull requests are always welcome!

Recent Writings

I write articles about machine learning, data science, and technology, as well as book reviews. You can find a sample of my most recent writings below:

Mission of Gravity by Hal Clement

Mission of Gravity is a sci-fi adventure story set on the planet Mesklin—a massive, rapidly rotating world with gravity much higher than Earth’s. It follows Barlennan, a Mesklinite, as he sails the Bree across the planet in search of a lost human rocket ship.

Starquake by Robert L. Forward

Starquake is the second book in the Cheela series by Robert L. Forward. It follows the Cheela as they rescue the humans and rebuild after a devastating starquake.

Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward

Dragon’s Egg is a hard sci-fi novel by Robert L. Forward. It tells the story of first contact between humans and the Cheela: beings who live on a neutron star.

Mattimeo by Brian Jacques

Mattimeo is the third book in the Redwall series. It begins with the kidnapping of the abbey children by Slagar the cruel and follows Mathias as he tries to save them.

Eater by Gregory Benford

Eater is a hard sci-fi novel by Gregory Benford. It follows a group of astrophysicists who discover a sentient black hole that is headed straight towards Earth.