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Hi, I'm Drew Pendergrass. My organic, low-sodium, GMO-free website is lovingly built from whatever I decide to post online. It hosts a variety of projects, resources, and ephemera made over the years, including experimental music, my writing, a video game, a fake startup that sells logs on wheels, a stupid Chrome extension, and esoteric sorting algorithms, as well as my research papers and conference presentations in atmospheric science and related fields.
Currently, I am a doctoral student in Environmental Engineering at Harvard University, studying under Daniel Jacob, and I freelance on the side for publications including Harper's and The Guardian (send me stories at email@example.com). More importantly, I have absolutely no intention of running for Senate in the great state of Minnesota, I accept the axiom of choice, and I have never commanded an army composed of more than 100,000 soldiers.
Pendergrass, D. C., D. J. Jacob, S. Zhai, J. Kim, J-H. Koo, S. Lee, M. Bae, and S. Kim. (2021). Continuous mapping of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality in East Asia at daily 6x6 km2 resolution by application of a random forest algorithm to 2011-2019 GOCI geostationary satellite data. Under review at Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. PDF. Publisher's preprint. Associated dataset available from Dataverse. Video of 15-minute oral presentation.
Figure: Daily PM2.5 concentrations during a pollution event in the North China Plain, around Beijing (December 16-21, 2016). Predictions from the random forest algorithm (background, on 6x6 km2 grid scale) are compared to observations made on the ground (circles). We see that the model is able to reproduce even this extreme level of pollution.
An essay I wrote for the January-February 2020 issue of Harvard Magazine on beauty, mathematics, and environmental science: "Working at Beauty."
Q. Why does this page keep changing?
A. This page is randomly generated by the server on each load. Most of the page's contents are not displayed on one particular load, so for the full experience reload a bunch of times.
Q. Why don't you just host this crap on Github like a normal person?
A. Github only allows static websites. I wanted my website to be different for every visitor. DrewPendergrass.com, like life itself, must always be in flux. You could say I'm an artist.
Q. How can I contact you?
A. You can follow/DM me on Twitter, but I'm trying to stop using it so much, so it's best to email me at drew [at] drewpendergrass [dot] com (or the academic address in my CV). However, if your email is unpleasant, you should direct it to firstname.lastname@example.org, an inbox I definitely read.
Q. Who are you?
A. Well, to start off, I am not reptilian, I am capable of reading English, I keep all my eggs in separate baskets, I did not orchestrate the Camp David Accords, and I take my eggs over easy. If you for some strange reason would like to know something substantial about me, you can check out my projects page or my CV.
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Writing: a way of leaving no space for death, of pushing back forgetfulness, of never letting oneself be surprised by the abyss. Of never becoming resigned, consoled: never turning over in bed to face the wall and drift asleep as if nothing had happened, as if nothing could happen.
-Cixous, from Coming to Writing
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"So fun you won't even need friends!"
Do you have an unsorted list of N natural numbers? Do you just hate it when programs are guaranteed to terminate? Do you get angry when algorithms do better than factorial time? Then you're in luck! The following algorithm has been generated just for you:
Congratulations! Your list is now sorted. You can find a permalink to this particular algorithm here.
Click the line you think is about corn!
Score: 0 • Streak: 0
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