Science is, above anything else, a human endeavor. The best of science writing shows this, and the humanity of the authors and subjects shows through. Too much of science that is learned in the classroom sets itself apart from this. Brilliant jokesters are given a veneer of respectability so that we aren’t biased by their common decency. This is good, but it also takes the passion out of one of the most passionate endeavors we can conduct. So, this blog is going to be as well-written as we can manage, express the humanity and energy that exists in the fields that we will talk about, and try to be entertaining and engaging. We will talk about good science (with a view to promoting it) and bad science (with a view to improving it).
Let’s see how this goes.
My research is in distributed computing, including parallel and grid models, as well as scaling semantic web data systems.
- Songhua Xu, James McCusker, Michael Krauthammer. Yale Image Finder (YIF): a new search engine for retrieving biomedical images. Bioinformatics. Advance access July 9 2008