👋 I’m a software developer and researcher, currently living in Toronto.

I currently conduct research at York University where I work with an interdisciplinary team to study discourse and information cascades in social networks. My research is primarily motivated by the need to accurately discover interesting patterns in large data sets. It profoundly involves the design and development of methods at the intersection of data mining and machine learning.

I also co-founded PharmAssess Diagnostics Corp., where I develop software to mine data from literature and public databases, and securely process PHI used in real-time inference engines that provide better healthcare to Canadians.

Through creation of software, I hope to make impactful and novel contributions that accelerate applications of collective intelligence in our society. You can find me on GitHub where I’m building in the open, or on LinkedIn for professional networking.


Thoughts, stories and ideas.

Creating a ranking dashboard of influential accounts in twitter communities

Creating a ranking dashboard of influential accounts in twitter communities using Neo4j, Apache Spark and RabbitMQ

Updated 42 minutes ago

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Personal notes on questions and lessons learnt from Peter Thiel's Zero to One

Updated 2 months ago

The search for a core problem

The search for a core problem is crucial. It concretely determines why your company exist.

Updated 2 months ago

Data Science for Platform Design and User Engagement

Part 1: The need for data driven insights to inform product design at PoleFLS

Updated 3 months ago


Weekend hacks for fun and learning.

Hacker News

A better Hacker News.

My Stack

A curated list of my favorite tools and software.

Security Checklist

Tools and resources for staying safe on the internet.


Internet things, saved for later.

Open source work

paulowe / paulowe

The code that powers this website you’re looking at.

TryGhost / Ghost

The code that powers Paul's Message.

paulowe / maps4resources

A flask application for visualizing spreadsheets on a map.

paulowe / twint

An advanced Twitter scraping & OSINT tool written in Python.

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