I'm Andrew Beers. As of fall 2019, I am a PhD student in the University of Washington's Human-Centered Design and Engineering program (HCDE). I research mis/disinformation and polarization on social media.
Until the summer of 2019, I worked at the Quantitative Translational Imaging Lab
at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. My work at the QTIM focused on machine learning as applied to medical imaging scans, as well as software development for the imaging program 3D Slicer
and the Python package DeepNeuro
. Before that, I was an undergraduate at Brown University in the Environmental Studies department researching historical records of climate change in the North Atlantic ocean. In between, I have worked for non-profit organizations in research and fundraising capacities.
You can see a list of publications on my Google Scholar profile
, my CV at this link
, and some of my coding projects on my Github account
Want to reach me? Send an email to albeers at uw dot edu. You can also send a message via LinkedIn
, and I'll get back to you when I can.
Last updated Nov 1, 2019.
Generating synthetic book pages using a progressively growing generative adversarial network (PGGAN).
The Russian Ad Explorer
A data explorer for the 3500+ ads bought by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA). Contains links to original data, and a dervied JSON dataset from PDF files containing ads. Made with JS and Bootstrap.
An open-source utility for segmenting glioblastoma in MRI. Currently in use in glioblastoma clinical trials at Mass General Hospital.
DCE MRI Accuracy Research
Down the rabbit hole of DCE-MRI, a 3D+Time MRI imaging modality used to assess tissue permeability in tumors.
The Grand Banks Iceberg Mapper
134 years of iceberg sightings from shipboard sightings, aerial surveys, satellite data, and newspaper records in one interactive visualization.
Design for America: The Empathy Box
Sharing the stories of those on the autism spectrum via shoeboxes and a distribution network with Design for America.
Designing print layouts, soliciting illustrations, and coordinating illustrators for a anti-oppressive publication in Providence. Making 'what does bluestockings think?' a relevant question in Brown University.