Re-Engagement

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This blog was meant as a place to share ideas, musing and discussions on topics of interest like Machine Learning, Data Science, Computational Social Science and some side projects. The idea was to have at least one post every quarter. However my father passed away in October 2013 which led to a period of withdrawal and introspection for me. After almost 3 years I am again in a position to reengage with the community and also share what I have been up to during this time. Hopefully I will be able to post on a regular basis from now i.e., at least once a quarter and share some thoughts on the aforementioned subjects. Here is a list of things that you can expect in the next 6 months or so.

  • Analysis of Sexual Harassment data.
  • Distribution of Muslim population in NYC.
  • New results from the Hadith Networks project.
  • Primer on Statistical Distributions in Nature.
  • Update on the personality emulation project.

In the meantime I will also be writing on 3 Quarks Daily as a columnist on a regular basis. If there is any subject that the readers would like me to cover or is there any citizen data science project that you would want me to work on then be sure to leave that in the comments below.

  1. NZT

    Good to see you back. Looking forward to the updates on the networks project.

  2. Ilham

    How about an analysis of the Muslim blogsphere or the Muslim twitterverse?

    • Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad

      I have also wondered about this. The main challenge would be getting the data, unless of course someone can volunteer the data then that would be great!

  3. Sami

    Glad to hear from you. I’d be interested in some kind of analysis between US Muslims and wealth (say, household income above $150k). We hear often that Muslims are one of the “richest minorities” in the US, and it’d be interesting to see data backing that up. Further, if that is the case, where is all this wealth going to? How come our schools, masajid, and nonprofits are so low quality if we have the wealth to invest it in these things? Thanks :).

    • Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad

      This is a question that I have also thought about. The key to addressing this question would be to figure out from where one could get access to such datasets (I imagine that there are multiple sources that would need to be assembled to address this). Of course if anyone can volunteer the data then that would be ideal!

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