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Accuracy and Precision

Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation, your mind relaxes but starts thinking of work-related stuff?It isn’t a bad thing. I know I am supposed to forget about work when I am away but by relaxing, interesting things come to mind at the weirdest times.That is what happened while remote camping back in the...

Find the Right Expert - 3 Things to Look for

In my last post, I discussed the difficulties in finding an expert. I presented some of the differences in the context of the word ‘expert’. The word means something different depending on your perspective and needs.

What Makes an Expert.. an Expert?

How hard is it to find an expert?

I am guessing… it's probably really hard.   Not because there are not experts out there.

Natural Soil Salinity… Where can it be found on your site?

This is the question! And the answer is (almost) anywhere!

t-SNE is so last week, all the cool kids are using UMAP now!

Importance of staying on top of trends as a subject matter expert.

I wrote an article discussing the applications of t-distributed stochastic neighbor embedding (t-SNE) as an improved technique for dimensionality reduction and cluster association comparable to the overused Principal Component Analysis (PCA). Although...

What does the Human Genome, every image on Google and your chemical data set all have in common?

High-dimensional data reduction using Machine Learning can help find the commonalities hidden in big data.

The ability to collect data is constantly exponentially evolving and there has a been a surge in exploring the world of ‘Big Data Analytics’ in environmental forensics. This coupled with the high-throughput and...

Knowing vs. Knowledge

GI Joe was wrong!  Knowing is not  half the battle (in environmental work)!  It is barely a tenth of the battle, at best.  There is a lot of confusion in the environmental industry, maybe even misrepresentation of what a company or person is capable of doing and what they are actually qualified to do.  Especially...

Big Data GCxGC Analysis and Potential Applications in Forensics

Having recently joined the team at Chemistry Matters Inc., I am excited to have transitioned from academic science to an industry position that has allowed me to apply, on a daily basis, laboratory techniques that I learned and practised during my undergraduate and graduate studies.

MDC Workshop 2020 Summary

Well, that's a wrap. The 11th multidimensional chromatography workshop held at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii is over. Another year, another MDCW in the books. The conference was niche and almost all the talks focused on two dimensional gas chromatography.

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