chris j wallace

Chris J Wallace

Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a data scientist, hacker and person who cares. I like building data products and making technology work for people, not vice versa. I was a particle physicist once. I climb small walls and play loud guitars. I don't  tweet  much.


Personal posts

Speaking is Hard

March 28, 2019

Writing is Hard

February 11, 2019

Fast Forward Labs posts

Squote - semantic quote search

October 31, 2019

Fuzzy People

October 16, 2019

NBSVM: a strong document (topic) classification baseline

August 14, 2019

Engineering for reproducibility

June 03, 2019

AutoML, open and closed

April 29, 2019

TensorFlow Dev Summit 2019

April 08, 2019

Neural Ordinary Differential Equations

March 07, 2019


Fizzing the proverbial buzz.


A custom scikit-learn classifier.


Semantic search using BERT embeddings, applied to quotes.

Fuzzy people

Person segmentation against incidental privacy violation.

An Invitation to Active Learning

Demonstration of active learning with logistic regression in the browser.


Have a Shakespearean character-LSTM complete your sentence.


A minimal viable text classification app built around a fictional business problem. For teaching.

hey guys

The tiniest Flask app.

Unit Testing with PySpark

The result of longer-than-it-should-have-taken to set up a working PySpark testing environment.