Alexander Butyaev

Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science


More about myself

“Tell me what was your PhD about and I'll tell you who you are”

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My Study Areas


Data Visualization

Non-traditional way to represent traditional (and not only) data.

Crowdsourcing and Human-Computation Techniques

Use passion and power of video game players all around the world.

Machine Learning

Various data analysis to get as much from previous experience as possible.

Image Processing

Processing and analysis of neurological images. Hopefully it will move to Computer Vision.

Math Modelling

Creating mathematical models out of everything.

Programming

Processing and analysis of neurological images. Hopefully it will move to Computer Vision.

My Projects


Data Visualization::3D Genome Browser

Crowd Computing Game::Market Game

Crowd Computing Game::Colony B

Computer Vision/Image Processing::NeuroTracer

Crowd Computing Game::Colony B


Colony B is a reincarnation of the previously unknown crowd computing game Cluster. We are trying to use people power and passion about the video game in scientific purposes. We are trying to use ability of people recognize clusters to find clusters in multidimentsional datasets. Current game is a collaboration wiht American Gut project. For workflow - click here

Goals (etc).

  1. Providing the playground for the fun game.
  2. Collecting solutions in 2D space (2D clusters).
  3. Building multidimensional clusters based on the smaller dimensional solution.
  4. Learn the patterns of people recognizing the clusters.
  5. Create a set of tools for pre- and post- analysis.
  6. Help the progress of the American Gut Project by providing a help in analysis of constantly growing data.
  7. And so on [We have tons of ideas]

Go ahead and play!