Sam Way

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Complex Systems Summer School 2015

I'm a graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. In my research, I use probabilistic models and machine learning techniques to ask questions about human health and behavior. In particular, I'm interested in discovering how the composition of the human microbiome is shaped by and can be used make predictions about an individual's health. In addition, I'm interested in using social networks to study competition and other behaviors in humans.

Outside of research, my hobbies and interests include photography, drawing, snowboarding, cooking, and playing music. I try my best to combine these interests with my research whenever possible, and, in particular, I love coming up with fun ways of visualizing my datasets.