Hi there!

I’m Alex Gude, a data scientist with a passion for plots and algorithms, but also cycling and photography. I got my start in the valley at Insight Data Science. In my previous life, I was 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 related topics. My old work blog (with mostly deep learning stuff) can be found at Gab41. If you’re interested in my thoughts in real time, follow me on Twitter: @alex_gude

The code that I write lives on my Github page. Check it out! Bug reports and pull requests welcome!

Recent Posts

Below you can find the most recent posts; older posts can be found on my blog:

A blonde woman adjusts the time on a row of clocks at a store. SWITRS: Accidents After Daylight Saving Time Ends
Day light saving time leaves leads to more traffic accidents, but what about when DST ends? Some researchers have found that it does lead to more accidents, so I take a look using California's SWITRS data.
A painting by Harold Dunce shows a boy in a suite sitting alone one a bench. He is surrounded by books, and he holds one in his right hand loosely as if about to drop it. He hangs his head in sorrow or shame. My Academic Bully at CERN
Getting my PhD was mostly a great experience, but one woman made my life hell for a short time at CERN. It's tough to write about, but I thought I owed it to myself and others.
A woodcut by J. W. Orr showing a woman using a blackboard to teach young children how to pronounce words. My Son's Language Development
My son is a little over two and unfortunately he has two huge nerds for parents. We tracked every word he's spoken to watch his language development, and now you can join us!
The Stanford Dish, a large radio telescope, in the early morning light. The sky is purple and blue, and the dish is a white metal-lattice structure glowing softly pink in the light. At the top of the dish is a red light. Should I Go To Insight Data Science?
Insight promises an easy transition from academia to a career in data science or machine learning, but is it the right program for you? I have a few words of advice offered from experience.
A drawing by Sidney Hall of the constellation Virgo represented as a Woman with angel wings and a pink and green dress. Improving An Old Supernova Plot
I learned to use matplotlib more than ten years ago. Around that time, I made a plot of supernova 2002cx for Wikipedia, but it was not terrible good. So this year, I updated it!