The artworks in the portfolio section were designed by me, and the background is a seamless pattern of a hand drawn graph paper motif which I also created.
My goal with this site was to convey my personality in an unexpected way, while simultaneously showcasing my work.
I created this website to showcase the data analysis my team and I performed in our Computational Approaches to Cognitive Science class. It posed a particular problem because it required we include a link to a podcast we created, commented code from the algorithms we used, and statistical analysis of the results. We also included static heat maps with links to the fully interactive maps on ArcGIS.
My team found a dataset of participants' responses to photos of cities, which were taken from Google street view. Participants were asked to rank the safety, uniqueness, and class of each location based purely on the photograph. Included in the dataset were the coordinates for the exact location where that photo was taken.
Using neural networks in MatLab, both supervised and unsupervised, we tried to see if it was possible to distinguish the cities based on these rankings. I wrote and implemented the Matlab code, while my colleagues analyzed the data.
Finally, I created heat maps of each condition of the study, and we layered these with heat maps of actual crime statistics. Our goal was to see if the perceived safety, uniqueness, and class correlated to actual instances of crime.
The podcast was recorded and posted to Soundcloud by my team, which was a requirement of the assignment. I hosted the site on Tumblr, as it gives full access to the HTML and CSS of a page, but did not begin with a template. Instead, I built the site using HTML/CSS and Bootstrap, and included areas for maps, the sound link, data tables, and detailed MatLab code. The full code for this site can be found on my GitHub profile.