About Nathan who writes for FlowingData
My name is Nathan Yau, and I'm the one writing for FlowingData. In a previous life I was an electrical engineering and computer science student at Berkeley, but now I'm a UCLA PhD candidate in statistics with a focus in data visualization.
More specifically, I'm most interested in
Data for non-professionals
In a nutshell, I want to make data available and useful to those who aren't necessarily data experts; I think visualization plays a major role in this.
Here are some of my random experiments with both print and interactive stuff. I also wrote a book.
When I'm not playing with data, I'm usually cooking, eating, watching basketball, or hanging out with my wife.