Current Status and Plans

Rob ChambersWelcome to my home page, and thanks for visiting!

I’m an engineer and full-stack software developer, mostly for research- and science-related applications. I have domain experience in data analysis, computer vision, machine learning, and GIS (primarily in Python), and also in hybrid mobile app development (Javascript/Angular), server administration, and AWS deployment. My specialty is in solving scientific, numerical, or data-driven problems, and then in being able to deploy those solutions efficiently to whatever cloud-, mobile-, or embedded platform they need to live on.

I most recently worked at Creare Engineering R&D, but I’m currently (Jan 2017) doing consulting work after a pretty interesting stretch of travel, meditation, and consulting activities around the world.

Resume/CV

For information on my education and work activities, please visit my Resume, CV, and Publications page, or my Linkedin Profile.

Travel Blog

I’ve done a lot of traveling in the past year or two, for reasons described in this post. My travel plans are currently on hold, but you can see all of the travel-related blog posts here, and the meditation-related posts here (or, follow the links in the navbar above).

Open Source Projects

Unfortunately, the vast majority of my work is proprietary. But, I hope to do a lot more open-source work in the future, and a few existing projects are below (see also my github repos).

  • Hypothetical ( Github Repo ) – A web app that helps you to explore how your cash flow situation might change in different hypothetical life events — e.g., moving to a new state, changing jobs, or having kids. It’s a work in progress, but it’s fun to play with. Written with Angular2 / Bootstrap 4.
  • nbserve – A python library that lets you serve Jupyter/iPython notebooks as read-only HTML files over the web. One of the key differences between nbserve and other options (like nbviewer) is that it lets you run the files as they’re being served, allowing you to create dynamic, always-up-to-date ‘reports’. I wrote this to help bridge the gap between exploratory data analysis and creating up-to-date, client-ready HTML reports.
  • OpenBCI Python GUI ( Github Repo ) My (now deprecated) Python GUI for the OpenBCI “Open Source Brain-Computer Interface”. I developed this in 2013 at Creare during a collaboration with the OpenBCI guys, and it was eventually open sourced. I think it’s a nice example of a concise Enthougth Traits-UI based GUI, and it contains an example of how to package a Traits GUI as a Windows Executable (see setup.py), which can be really frustrating.
  • TabSINT ( Github Repo ) https://creare-com.github.io/tabsint/ I was the architect and lead developer for the original version of this software when I worked at Creare. It is the user interface side of a complete audiometric screening platform. It was further developed and then turned into this awesome open-source project by a great group of developers and engineers at Creare. Unfortunately, all of my commits were squashed before it was open-sourced. Uses AngularJS, Bootstrap, and Cordova.

Other Work

I also keep a page of old, random school work here, mostly because people who are searching Google seem to find the stuff useful.

 


 

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Random Quote or Poem

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

— Carl Jung

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