Aug 22, 2015 · 193 words · 1 minute read

Hi there!

I’m Erle1, a Toronto-based statistician turned bioinformatician and hobby programmer. I like using simple statistics to tackle big problems and fancy statistics to tackle everyday ones – and a lot of scenarios in between.

I currently work at Deep Genomics, an AI-startup focused on developing drugs for rare genetic disorders. I’m involved in both statistical modelling efforts and bioinformatics work to support our wet lab scientists.

I’ve been known to change countries frequently. After graduating with my master’s from the University of Waterloo, I spent a year working on breast cancer research at The Institute of Cancer Research in London, England. A few years before that, I did a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. I dream of moving the entire city of Toronto to the Swiss Alps and living out the rest of my days there.

When I’m not crunching data, I can often be found consuming hot beverages, listening to podcasts, and taking pictures. I also enjoy teaching, and I’m always on the lookout for new volunteer opportunities.

Some other blogs I read regularly

  1. Suggested pronunciation “Earl-e” – unless you know what you’re doing! [return]