Brendan Duncan

Computer Science PhD Student


I am a PhD student in Computer Science at UCSD. My interests include data science and machine learning. I'm currently working with Professor Charles Elkan on machine learning applications to economic data. I'm also working in the data science team at Fliptop, where I am applying machine learning and data mining to predictive sales.

Previously, I earned an MS from Stanford University and a BS from UCSD. I am originally from the wine country in Northern California. I brought my enthusiasm for wine to San Diego, as one of the founding members of the Engineering Wine Society at UCSD.

When I get the chance, I get out on the ocean. Either surfing the waves near campus or crewing for sailboat races in the area.


Room 4146, CSE Building
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0404




Machine Learning Blog Posts

I wrote a series of blog posts for Fliptop aimed at non-technical readers.
They introduce machine learning concepts using a minimum of mathematical notation.