A Byte of my 2.2-lb Brain

Just sharing stuff…

How well do you know your province?

Let’s play a game! Can you guess which Philippine provinces these road networks belong to? The first one is easy peasy!

July 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

Python Packages

I was tasked to come up with a list of all the Python packages we need for this new server we are setting up. Sharing the list below, hoping you’ll find them useful.

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 2016 VP Race

We take a peek at the data on the controversial Philippine VP race that prompted many Pinoy academics to download, visualise, and analyse the 2016 election results in the wake of the allegations of systematic cheating

May 20, 2016 · 7 Comments

Network Growth of “The Silent Majority”

The membership expansion was so fast, we got curious about its network growth dynamics. We decided to “visualize” the mushrooming of the online society.

April 24, 2016 · 15 Comments

Philippine Elections Chatters

The plots below show the Mention Network of Twitter users (bots and humans) discussing the Philippine Elections. Building a network such as the ones here can help one to visualize (and even … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Assessing the Feasibility of Relief Operations

Given the level of risk that we, as a country, are exposed to (e.g. from earthquakes and typhoons), it is easy to see that there is a compelling need for our government to set up effective disaster preparedness and relief response plans, especially considering the fact that we can never be immune to natural disasters.

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Machine Learning and the Smart City

On 19 February 2016, I participated as speaker at the Humans+Machines conference organized by the Thinking Machines. Below is a copy of the slide deck I used.

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twitter Users as Seismographs

The idea that Twitter users generate volumes of earthquake-related tweets at the onset of an earthquake is hardly new [link], but it’s always fun to work with data from home … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Evolution & Prevalence of Politcal Dynasties in the Philippines

How much of our country will we lose to political dynasties in 2016? After Election Day, will the country be able to reclaim territory from dynasties, or will the bleeding … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

D&L Industries, Inc. (DNL)

DNL is one stock that has everyone asking if it has already bottomed out (short-term). Many like the stock as it really hadn’t disappointed investors (not until very recently anyway)—the … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment