Last Blog Post - Another Fantasy Post: 2011 NFL Season PPGI haven't made a blog post in a while. I've been pretty busy. I started working for Facebook in June and it's been a wild ride. I moved from Chicago to Austin, spent my summer in the SF Bay Area, and finally got settled down for a bit here in Texas. I was sitting on a flight today and decided to do a quick analysis of 2011 versus previous NFL seasons. I wanted to test the following: Have the rule changes this year impacting scoring in any significant way? What about betti ...
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Hello!Hello, this is the personal website for me, Tom Hayden. Technically, I'm Tom Hayden III, hence the domain name. On the right is a picture of me after I won the Stanley Cup (haha! Just kidding). This photo was taken in 2007, after the Detroit Red Wings won the NHL Stanley Cup.
I am currenly an Operational Data Analyst for facebook. I work out of the office in Austin, Texas where I currently make my home.
Before this, I was a doctoral student in the Computer Science Theory Group at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. My research focused on the interdisciplinary study of theoretical computer science and applied (or empirical) social science. On the computer science side, I worked with discrete mathematics, algorithms, optimization, and graph theory. On the applied side, I worked with simulation, data analysis, economics, game theory, and my primary research focus, social networks.
I have a Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan: School of Information. At SI, I specialized in Incentive-Centered Design (ICD). I describe ICD as the intersection of economic theory, statistical decision making theory and information technology. Before Michigan, I earned a bachelors from the Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media (TISM) program at Michigan State (Go Green!).
Before that, I grew up in Troy, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit. I graduated in 2001 from Troy High School. I've lived all over Southeast Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, East Lansing, Detroit, Grosse Pointe Park and Troy. I spent two years living in Chicago while I was at Northwestern.
I worked for six years as a systems administrator and IT manager for Benefit Advisors, Inc, a third-party administrator and software firm in Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. While there, I directed a large-scale software implementation and managed programmers, among other tasks.
My non academic interests include: playing the guitar, curling, simulation video games (Simcity, Transport Tycoon, OOTP Baseball), professional sports, running 5ks, tweeting, live indie rock (in both Chicago and Detroit), and reading.
Old ProjectsTechnological Diffusion with Compatibility - This is based off of a model presented at one of Umichigan's STIET lectures this year.
New Projects will be posted to the blog.
Stalking MeIf I judged my popularity on the amount of spam I received, I'd be the most popular person in town. Therefore, it must be pretty easy to find me on the Internet. I give up on having any kind of Internet privacy. Here's some help:
LinksMy Blog - I finally gave in and created a blog where I can post about whatever I like.
hiphop-networks.com - A website that I built while I was part of a fellowship at Northwestern. The original idea was to use the site to teach social networks to kids and it sort of spawned into it's own awesome probject.
Fun SI ProjectsUsing Bidding Networks to Search for Exposure in Auctions - Auction 73 Case - This is some work I did in Fall 2008, as a final project for my Networks course at SI. I'm currently trying to see if this is publishable.
Technological Diffusion with Compatibility - This is based off of a model presented at one of Umichigan's STIET lectures this year.