This is the homepage of Lisa Zhang.
CSC411 Introduction to Machine Learning Winter 2018, University of Toronto
Me In a Nutshell
I love machine learning, math, data visualization, and writing -- though unequally.
Variety of experiences makes me a bit of a jack-of-all-trades: I've been a programmer, startup founder, and data scientist, and am now a Masters student at the University of Toronto.
Writing non-fiction helps me organize my thoughts. Writing fiction forces me to understand humanity. The non-fiction content is in a blog.
I also enjoy teaching and public speaking, and hope to become more experienced at it.
I gave a talk at the Spark Summit East 2016 conference in New York.
While studying pure math at University of Waterloo, I scored 33 points on the Putnam math contest (where median score is 0 most years). Sixteen (16) months of my undergrad was spent in California on internships at companies Facebook, ContextLogic (Wish), and Tagged. I wrote on the Facebook Data Science blog.
I won things.
In 2011, I founded a startup, Polychart. In 2012, I rejected an (non-trivial) acquisition offer, instead opting for a break-up of the entire team. In 2013, with a re-built team, we were one of five companies in the ExtremeStartups accelerator. In late 2013 Polychart was open sourced.
Links, Projects, Things.
Tiny Epiphany: This is my blog, formerly known as "A Notebook". I write about whatever comes to mind, technical and not.
Polychart: Data visualization software that connects directly to your database, and helps you explore the data using drag-and-drop.
My Resume: Slightly more structured overview of what I did.
Secret Comic: Late 2013, I was deep in a quarter-life crisis and drew some comics. Didn't tell anyone about it so keep it a secret.
You can email me at lisa [at] polychart [dot] com. I try my best to answer.
Alternatively, you can tweet to me at @lisaczhang .