Overmatcher - Making an Overwatch web widget in a weekend

Overmatcher - Making an Overwatch web widget in a weekend

Just a short post this week showcasing a project I put together recently. I tend to categorise my hobbies into either "productive," or "unproductive," and try to balance my time so that I'm never spending long periods creating nothing or not working on a skill. Examples of unproductive hobbies of …

Predicting the FIFA 2014 Final Winner with Logistic Regression

Predicting the FIFA 2014 Final Winner with Logistic Regression

Predicting a Winner I was given an assignment for my computational statistics course that posed an interesting challenge: "Using only data that is freely available on the internet, could you have predicted the winner of the 2014 FIFA World Cup final between Germany and Argentina?" This post outlines my approach, …

Mathematical Optimization Project

An optimization project I did for third year stats. Involves finding the minimum cost for a pizza (bounded by nutritional constraints) and allocating investments to a stock portfolio to minimize risk (i.e. variance) while meeting a minimum return (to beat inflation). Optimization Project …

Game Playing AI

A simple rules AI that was developed in early 2012 for an AI course. A 'game' is defined and this AI is intended to solve any arbitrary solvable map generated for the game world. Game Definition The following definition is taken from here and was written by Alan Blair For …