I am a software developer at a stealth biotech startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are growing rapidly and actively improving humanity.
I used to be a software developer at Amazon.com on the browse relevance team. I worked on the left-hand navigation for search pages, trying to present relevant category results to users.
While at Amazon I internationalized our service, expanding from only the US market to Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China; developed a system to determine if a user's search was specific or generic and tailor our results accordingly; participated heavily in hiring; and mentored one intern and two new hires. I left because I was bored and unchallenged.
I work on a few projects in my spare time, which can all be found on github.
I'm interested in free speech, data mining, machine learning, and open source.
email: steven.buss at gmail
Everyone working in the insurance billing industry claims that billing can't be automated. I prove them a little more wrong every day.
I did some research on the construction of a large scale recommender system for social networks in college. This involved mining data from a large social news website and then applying PCA/LSI/etc. You can see some of my matrices in the UF Sparse Matrix Collection.
Some C code to do Probabilistic Latent Semantic Indexing can be found on my cs_plsi github repo.