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Finding Love via Data-Mined Dates

Wired tells the story of Chris McKinlay, who put work on his mathematics Ph.D. temporarily on hold while he used statistical sampling, data mining, and a modified Bell Labs algorithm called K-Modes to date like a mathematician.

Created by Harvard math majors, the online dating site OkCupid is ripe for this sort of sophisticated exploitation.

Eventually, though,

the math portion of McKinlay’s search was done. Only one thing remained. He’d have to leave his cubicle and take his research into the field. He’d have to go on dates.

Read the story.

Start Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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