Dustin Lennon

Dustin Lennon

Applied Scientist
dlennon.org

 

Published Pages

a selected portfolio


Resume

Resume

[September 2020] Curriculum Vitae. my long-form resume

tags: dustin lennon, applied scientist, statistician

Statistics

Statistics

[February 2021] Personalized Point Processes: A Simple Bayesian Analysis. This post describes a homogeneous Poisson process using a Gamma conjugate prior that can be used to estimate a pooled, per-subject intensity given a collection of realizations.

tags: point process, bayesian, multiple realizations

[February 2021] Doubly and Randomly Censored Data. A derivation of the density functions and likelihood expression associated with doubly and randomly censored data.

tags: censored data, likelihood, distribution, derivation, event data

[September 2018] Probability Integral Transform, A Proof. This post elucidates the connection between the generalized inverse, the cdf, the quantile function, and the uniform distribution.

tags: statistics, theory, probability integral transform, proof

[September 2016] Adaptive Rejection Sampling. This post describes and implements an adaptive rejection sampler for log-concave densities.

tags: adaptive sampling, rejection sampling, logconcave density, distribution

[November 2012] Probabilistic Performance Guarantees for Oversubscribed Resources. This paper constructs a model for shared resource utilization, determines stochastic bounds for resource exhaustion, and simulates results.

tags: simulation, stochastic resource allocation

Software

Software

[October 2019] An Introduction to pytrope.psycopg2_extras. This notebook serves as an introduction to the pytrope.psycopg2_extras package.

tags: python, matplotlib, pytrope, helper methods

[October 2019] An Introduction to pytrope.matplotlib_extras. This notebook serves as an introduction to the pytrope.matplotlib_extras package.

tags: python, matplotlib, pytrope, helper methods

Presentations

Presentations

[December 2020] Cash Flow Considerations for Machine Learning. A recent job talk

tags: cash flow, loans, survival analysis, logrank statistic, machine learning, lending club

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

[September 2019] [GH07] Figure 3.1: Mothers’ education and children’s test scores. This notebook replicates results in GH07, section 3.1, using (a) the statsmodels package and (b) the pystan package.

tags: statsmodels, pystan, linear regression, bayesian analysis, non-informative priors

[October 2015] Uber Interview Challenge. My take on an Uber data-science assignment.

tags: uber, pre-interview, homework

[October 2013] Optimal Lending Club Portfolios. The paper characterizes an optimal, managed portfolio with annual returns in excess of 12%.

tags: lending club, optimal portfolios, survival random forest, machine learning

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

[August 2019] Unlocking TrueType Fonts: Fontforge, Matplotlib, and Partially Ordered Occlusions. This post shows how to merge ttf files and manipulate truetype glyphs.

tags: python, fontforge, matplotlib, shapely

[August 2019] Published Pages Cheatsheet. This page catalogs the features available on the Published Pages framework.

tags: publishing, framework, feature overview

[July 2019] Recommendation Systems, A Mathematical Overview. This post provides an overview of recommendation systems and algorithms.

tags: machine learning, recommendation systems, algorithms

[July 2019] Recommending a Data Warehouse. This webpage gives an overview of Gartner’s 2019 'critical capabilities' analysis and showcases a webtool that provides personalized recommendations.

tags: data warehouse, planning, personalization, gartner

[August 2015] Namecheap, Dynamic IP Addresses, and Hosting Multiple Sites. This post shows how to augment Namecheap’s ddclient script to support multiple hosts on a dynamic IP.

tags: namecheap, ddclient, dynamic ip address, multiple sites