Hi, my name is Peter Swire.
I think about how machines think.
My professional interests include human-interpretable models, probability theory, and anything that could be described as Markovian or Bayesian.
I am especially excited by the intersection of data and people.
I spent two years making statistical models of how middle school kids learn math. As part of my research, I spent one day a week in Bellingham Memorial Middle School. BMMS was an "at risk" school, according to the No Child Left Behind act. Every child that I proposed a data-driven intervention for increased their MCAS score.
One time, I watched a kid "invent" division. That is my proudest moment.
My non-professional interests include guitars, feminism, and anything that could be described as Markovian or Bayesian.
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