Welcome to, 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.

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Update: Tranquilpeak has added built-in support for MathJax. If I’m going to occasionally write posts about math (and that is the plan), I need the ability to render equations. It’s not a strict necessity; you can get pretty far by literally describing what it is that you’re trying to say. For example: The Riemannian gradient over the compact Stiefel manifold of the Rayleigh quotient with respect to some square matrix and a given conformal subspace can be computed as the orthogonal complement with respect to a basis for that subspace of the product of said matrix and said basis.

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Chris Baker

Maths. Clouds. Homebrew.

Engineer at HashiCorp

Marianna, FL