This past π day, I reflected on the other mathematical-ish occurrences that I idly observe. For instance, I often find myself noticing prime number values I come across, like those hidden in prices, ages, or dates. I recalled seeing this Tweet about a beautiful visualization of the prime factors of the first 100 whole numbers made and designed by Sondra Eklund.

A postcard of a figure created by Sondra Eklund depicting the prime factorizations of the first 100 integers. [Image courtesy of Steven Strogatz and Sondra Eklund via Twitter.]

The visualization illustrates every number with a square box, with every box corresponding to a prime number entirely filled in with a unique color. Within non-prime number boxes, colored rectangular slices of its prime factors are neatly fitted, encompassing…

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A comparative Markov chain analysis to identify the root causes of aberrant online activity

As a trained cognitive neuroscientist, I have experience understanding human behavior and how information guides decisions. Now as I transition into my role as a data scientist, thanks in part to my Data Science Fellowship at Insight, I’ve come to learn of the many other mediums and methods for tracking and understanding behavior on a much larger scale.

During my fellowship, I consulted for Lazy Lantern, a software company that assists other companies to monitor how customers are interacting with their online platforms. …

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