A pic of me.

Hi, I'm Christopher Strelioff and you've found my home on the internet. All my friends call me Chris -- you should too. This page has links to some of my projects, ranging from visual and sound experiments using html/css/javascript to my publications on topics as varied as Bayesian inference, evolutionary biology, chaos theory and disease surveillance.

I am very interested in the use of science, mathematics, art and programming as tools to do creative things. I would love to help out on any project that promotes these ideas. If you are in the Wisconsin -- especially the Eau Claire area -- and are looking for help with an idea of this type please get in touch. I have a special place in my heart for activities that are inclusive, making a special effort to welcome all types of people -- varied age, race, gender, income-level, etc.


sandbox 2014 - current

This is my current blog, where I discuss a variety of computing topics including Ubuntu Linux, vim, python and javascript as well as science and statistics material like Bayesian inference and machine learning techniques. Many of the posts have accompanying gists, which contain code for the example discussed.

sound-room 2023 - current

A collection of sound and music related experiments. At this point I'm mostly focused on playing with the web audio api -- making sound with the browser and building html/css/js tools for visualizing and interacting with sound -- get in touch if you are interested!

a basement in eau claire 2023 - current

I really love music and would have dedicated more time to it in another life. I am starting to make mixes of music that I find interesting, to be posted on mixcloud. I am not a great dj, but I love a broad range of musical styles. Maybe you will find something you like.

conjugate 2015 - 2016

A (dormant) project to implement statistical inference for distributions with conjugate priors -- binomial, multinomial, categorical, Gaussian, etc in a Python 2.7+ and 3.3+ compatible package. Because the focus is on distributions with conjugate priors, the posteriors are also analytic and no MCMC is needed. If you're interested and/or would like to help out please contact me -- links above.

livesoncoffee 2012 - 2014

This was my blog at wordpress between 2012 and 2014, covering topics related to using Ubuntu 12.04 for scientific computing. During this time the site has attracted more than 50,000 views and now averages 100 views per day. I know, small potatoes, but it's not bad for a little blog about installing Python, R and vim on Ubuntu 12.04!


Figure from Buhnerkempe et al. 2017.

Detecting signals of chronic shedding to explain pathogen persistence: Leptospira interrogans in California sea lions
Michael G. Buhnerkempe, Katherine C. Prager, Christopher C. Strelioff, Denise J. Greig, Jeff L. Laake, Sharon R. Melin, Robert L. DeLong, Frances M.D. Gulland, James O. Lloyd-Smith
Journal of Animal Ecology   86, 460-472 (2017)

Figure from Strelioff and Cruthfield 2014.

Bayesian structural inference for hidden processes
Christopher C. Strelioff and James P. Crutchfield
Physical Review E   89, 042119 (2014)

Figure from Strelioff et al 2013.

Inferring patterns of influenza transmission in swine from multiple streams of surveillance data
Christopher C. Strelioff, Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna, Steven Riley, Yi Guan, J. S. Malik Peiris and James O. Lloyd-Smith
Proceedings of the Royal Society B   280, 1762 (2013)

Figure from Holekamp et al 2012.

Society, demography and genetic structure in the spotted hyena
Kay E. Holekamp, Jennifer E. Smith, Christopher C. Strelioff, Russell C. Van Horn and Heather E. Watts
Molecular Ecology   21, 613 (2012)

Figure from Strelioff et al 2010.

Evolutionary dynamics, epistatic interactions, and biological information
Christopher C. Strelioff, Charles Ofria and Richard E. Lenski
Journal of Theoretical Biology   266, 584 (2010)

Figure from Barrick et al 2010.

Escherichia coli rpoB mutants have increased evolvability in proportion to their fitness defects
Jeff E. Barrick, Mark R. Kauth, Christopher C. Strelioff and Richard E. Lenski
Molecular Biology and Evolution   27, 1338 (2010)

Figure from Strelioff and Cruthfield 2007

Optimal instruments and models for noisy chaos
Christopher C. Strelioff and James P. Crutchfield
Chaos   17, 043127 (2007)

Figure from Strelioff, Cruthfield and Hübler 2007.

Inferring Markov chains: Bayesian estimation, model comparison, entropy rate, and out-of-class modeling
Christopher C. Strelioff, James P. Crutchfield and Alfred W. Hübler
Physical Review E   76, 011106 (2007)

Figure from Strelioff and Hübler 2006.

Medium-term prediction of chaos
Christopher C. Strelioff and Alfred W. Hübler
Physical Review Letters   96, 044101 (2006)