I’m Eric J. Wang, a technologist and occasional writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I study math and computer science at Stanford, where I spend my time reading, building things, picking heavy things off the ground, and occasionally going to class. As of this writing, I am abroad at Oxford, researching statistical machine learning and Aristotle.
I’ve done research with Stefano Ermon’s group in the Stanford AI Lab. I cofounded The Gradient, and I’ve been a columnist for the Stanford Daily. In the past, I’ve worked at Google, Palantir, and a few startups.
My interests include:
- machine learning, both applied and theoretical
- cities, architecture, and space
- institutions and emerging markets
- classical conceptions of virtue, friendship, and flourishing
- endocrinology and the human microbiome
I am broadly skeptical of untrained human reason, and I am inclined to doubt that things necessarily get better over time. That said, I appreciate a good idea, and I love a good story. I believe that firsthand experience is the greatest teacher; barring that, the experiences of others may suffice.
Last updated April 24, 2019