Jonathan Eckel

Data Scientist

Projects

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beersomme — Find a bar, drink awesome beer!

For my Insight project I created beersomme, a bar recommender app based on beer preference. I scraped beer descriptions from Ratebeer and extracted keywords relevant to the flavor of each beer. Using these features, I found which beers were most similar to each other. To find nearby beers, I used local beer check-in information from Untappd to act as a proxy for beer lists. By combining these data sources, I provide recommendations to the user on where to get their next beer.

PhD Projects

Dissertation:

Searching for Supersymmetry at the LHC: Studies of Sleptons and Stops

Advisor:

Shufang Su

My PhD work falls under the category of Particle Phenomenology. The study of phenomenology is concerned with the interplay between theory and experiment. I studied the theory of Supersymmetry and how aspects of this theory could present themselves in data collected at the Large Hadron Collider, the particle experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.