Hierarchical models DAGs, multilevel models, random coefficient models, mixed effect models… 2015-06-07 – 2022-01-25
Subculture dynamics Coalitions, scenes, fandoms, subcultures, normies, hipsters, sects, and tribes at scale 2018-12-18 – 2022-01-24
Social psychology Which of those NPR-friendly studies actually replicated? 2017-02-20 – 2022-01-14
Standards hell Lock-in, QWERTY, coordination problems etc 2015-01-05 – 2022-01-11
Group size Scaling dynamics and network effects in social coordination 2011-12-09 – 2022-01-02
But what can I do? The stuff to do to make a better society is so easy that it is embarrassing if you are not doing it 2020-02-06 – 2021-12-20
Causal inference on DAGs Confounding! This scientist performed a miracle graph surgery intervention and you won’t believe what happened next 2016-10-26 – 2021-12-18
Causality via potential outcomes Neyman-Rubin, counterfactuals, conditional treatment effects, instrumental variables and related tricks 2016-10-26 – 2021-12-10
Memetics Taste dynamics, opinion dynamics, sincerely-held-belief dynamics etc 2020-01-30 – 2021-12-10
Project management With special attention to speculative and innovative projects 2021-03-23 – 2021-11-04
External validity Transfer learning, dataset shift, learning under covariate shift, transferable learning, domain adaptation etc 2020-10-17 – 2021-11-03
Survey modelling Adjusting for the Lizardman constant 2019-08-29 – 2021-10-24
Weaponizing social media Trolls, bots, lulz, infowars and other moods of the modern networked ape 2019-10-21 – 2021-10-24
Research discovery Has someone answered that question I have not worked out how to ask yet? 2019-01-22 – 2021-10-13
Missing data Imputation, estimation despite etc 2021-10-07
Brains Neural networks made of real neurons, in functioning brains 2014-11-03 – 2021-09-26
Governance of the commons On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time 2014-10-29 – 2021-09-02
Contact tracing Reverse engineering social graphs for the control of contagions of pathogens, subversive ideology and other substances of interest 2020-03-21 – 2021-07-28
Science History, sociology and philosophy thereof 2017-07-08 – 2021-07-21
Media virality Strategic modelling for content creators 2016-08-30 – 2021-07-15
Graph sampling Estimating functionals of graphs 2020-02-15 – 2021-07-06
Learning on manifolds Finding the lowest bit of a krazy straw, from the inside 2011-10-21 – 2021-03-03
Dimensionality reduction Wherein I teach myself, amongst other things, feature selection, how a sparse PCA works, and decide where to file multidimensional scaling 2015-03-22 – 2020-09-11
Workhacks How to succeed in business (with or without trying) 2020-07-19
Learning of manifolds Also topological data analysis; other hip names to follow 2014-08-19 – 2020-06-23
*-omics 2016-08-12 – 2020-01-22