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:

The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Tainted Cup is a fantasy detective novel set in a world where humanity is on the brink of destruction from giant Kaiju. It follows investigators Dinios Kol and Ana Dolabra as they try to solve the murder of an engineer and uncover a conspiracy that runs far deeper.

House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

House of Suns is a standalone hard sci-fi book by Alastair Reynolds. It tells the story of the Gentian Line, a family of clones who are betrayed, nearly wiped out, and must unravel what happened.

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon is a Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel about Charlie Gordon, a man with intellectual disabilities who undergoes surgery to enhance his cognitive abilities. While it is a beautifully crafted narrative, it failed to captivate me.

Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Echopraxia is the second book in Peter Watts’s Firefall series, although it takes place roughly at the same time as Blindsight. It follows parasitologist Daniel Brüks as he gets dragged into a conflict between multiple transhuman factions, travels to the Icarus station orbiting the sun, and back to Earth.

The Colonel by Peter Watts

The Colonel is a short story that serves as a bridge between Blindsight and Echopraxia. It follows Colonel Keaton—the father of Siri Keaton—as he investigates whether the Bicameral hivemind poses a threat to baseline humans.