Piddling Pertinent

I am Saket Choudhary. I recently graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a Ph.D. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. Before joining USC, I graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay. I also did a Masters in Computer Science and Statistics while at USC.

In my Ph.D. I developed methods to understand translational-regulation, making it easier to separate noise from signal. I also dabble in making mundane bioinformatics task easier, streamlining pipelines, and write code to enable easier retrieval of data and metadata. More broadly, I am interested in understanding transcriptional- and translational- regulation in a cross-species context.

Besides Github, I am also on Twitter and Goodreads.

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Why Piddling Pertinent?

Piddling = Trivial | Pertinent = Relevant

=> Piddling Pertinent = Trivial yet relevant

My Projects

  • pysradb Python package for interacting with SRAdb and downloading datasets from SRA
  • pyseqlogo Python package to plot sequence logos
  • sklearn-hogsvd Scikit-learn compatible python implementation of higher order generalized SVD

Recent Posts all posts

Why does this PCA have stripes?
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Growth of NCBI's SRA
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Fivethirtyeight Riddler - A curious case of colonies
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Fourier transform and choice of window function
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Expected number of flips in a memoryless concentration game
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Andrews Curves
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#AcademicValentines
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Animated Heart in Python
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Expectation Maximisation in Python: Coin Toss Example
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Entropy and Uniform Distribution
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A frequent inequality
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Functions of independent random variables are independent
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Bernoulli random varlable and UMVUE
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Distribution of one random variable less than other
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[Proof]Weighted AM-GM
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Expected number of pairings | Jones and Smith Family
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Poisson Demysitified
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Prove: No UMVUE exists for $\frac{1}{\theta}$ for Poisson Distribution.
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Restriction Fragments, MLE, and Mixed Random Variables
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Restriction Fragments Size Distribution
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Convolution Demysitifed
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MATH 501 Project
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Runs in flips of a coin
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SVD v/s MDS v/s PCA
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Multidimensional Scaling
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Gumbel distribution expectation
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BA = AB = I
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L2 norm and spectral radius of symmetric matrix
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Positive definite second derivative
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Proof for triangle inequality for case $x+y<0$
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