Welcome to cgbaker.net, the personal webpage for Chris(topher Grover) Baker. It’s part blog and part project warehouse, my own little non-peer-reviewed piece of the internet.
This replaces my previous academic webpage. This is partially out of necessity, as the former site is no longer accessible to me because it was hosted at the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboraties, where I previously worked. But it also serves to curate a broader set of interests than did the former. In addition to my (very gradual) ongoing research in linear algebra and Riemannian optimization, my intention is to write about cloud computing, dev-ops, programming, homebrewing, and whatever DIY I get around to writing up. So feel free to check out the projects link in the menu, the blog post categories listing, or my bio.
We moved to Tallahassee in 2013. Between a new baby and a new startup, I ended up taking a break from homebrewing. For over three years, as it happened. Last year, I started again as assistant brewer for a friend, @ChrisAsa1, who is much more dedicated, to the extent that it eventually shamed/inspired me into cleaning up my equipment. Three weeks ago, I decided it was time to end my dry spell, as it were.
I’m a bit of a gadget freak, and this tendancy applies in the kitchen as much as anywhere. I’d been meaning for some time to get a sous-vide circulator, and last May (2016) I finally broke down and purchased the Anova Precision Cooker.
As I promised in the intro, here’s a breakdown of the software and processes used to construct and delivery the site:
Chris has been a senior software developer in academia, industry and government for over 15 years. Previously a scientist for the US Department of Energy, he developed software for the world’s largest supercomputers and published research in leading international journals. At ServiceMesh, and later CSC, Chris worked to streamline development and IT operations for numerous Fortune 1000 companies. He is currently the Head of Development at Galactic Fog. Chris holds a Ph.D. in Computational Science from Florida State University.