3 Quarks Daily (link) is a science and humanities website, which excerpts interesting pieces on a wide range of themes from a multitude of internet sources. They are what is called a "filter blog". On Mondays, however,guest columnists to write essays that have not been published elsewhere. Here are the columns I've written:

Some Thoughts on the Science of Queuing, 3 Quarks Daily, January 2014.

American Indian History, Through (South Asian) Indian Eyes, 3 Quarks Daily, February 2014.

On Delays in Access to Care in American Hospitals, 3 Quarks Daily, March 2014.

Some Conversations with Healthcare Staff in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, 3 Quarks Daily, April 2014.

Travels in Northeast Turkey: Part 1, 3 Quarks Daily, May 2014.

Travels in Northeast Turkey: Part 2, 3 Quarks Daily, July 2014.

On PBS Nature Documentaries and My Life As a Turkey, 3 Quarks Daily, August 2014.

The Shortest Path, the Traveling Salesman, and an Unsolved Question, 3 Quarks Daily, September 2014.

The Sense of Self: A Conversation, 3 Quarks Daily, October 2014.

The Undocumented Journey North Through Mexico, 3 Quarks Daily, December 2014.

Birds Seen This Winter, 3 Quarks Daily, January 2015.

A Mobile Surgical Unit and a Rural Health Center in Ecuador, 3 Quarks Daily, February 2015.

Chasing Beavers, 3 Quarks Daily, March 2015.

Unconditioned by the Past, 3 Quarks Daily, May 2015.

The Monarch Butterflies, 3 Quarks Daily, July 2015.

How much should you plan for? 3 Quarks Daily, August 2015.

Reflections on War and Peace, 3 Quarks Daily, September 2015.

What Does it Mean to 'Stay Present'? Can We Control Our Thoughts? 3 Quarks Daily, October 2015.

Stray Memories, 3 Quarks Daily, December 2015.

A Note on Peppers, 3 Quarks Daily, January 2016.

Where Probability Meets Literature and Language, 3 Quarks Daily, March 2016.

Nature Notes from Massachusetts: How The Land has Changed, 3 Quarks Daily, May 2016.

Four Days in Jogja, 3 Quarks Daily, July 2016

Quantitative Measures of Linguistic Diversity and Communication, 3 Quarks Daily, August 2016.

How I was Drawn to Birds, 3 Quarks Daily, October 2016.

Mark the Janitor and Other Anecdotes, 3 Quarks Daily, December 2016.

All Models are Wrong, Some are Useful, 3 Quarks Daily, February 2017.

Yelahanka: Sketches of a Neighborhood, 3 Quarks Daily, May 2017.

Things related to corn: nixtamalization, planting techniques (the milpa), and journeys in North America, 3 Quarks Daily, July 2017.

Who knew healthcare could be so complicated? 3 Quarks Daily, December 2017.

Means, Medians and Percentiles: Common Statistics Through an Optimization Lens, 3 Quarks Daily, July 2018.


Contact: hbalasubraman at ecs dot umass dot edu