Who am I?
I’m not sure what to tell here, so below are some random facts.
- I own a dozen photo cameras, along with a couple of dozen lenses.
- I type using Colemak layout on a 61-key keyboard with blank keycaps.
- I sort all my waste into 7 different bins.
- I don’t believe in anything supernatural but I do believe in coincidence.
- I use Arch btw.
What do I do?
Here is another list of some of the things that I do or have done in my spare time.
- Taking photographs, mostly landscapes
- Developing photographic film and prints
- Woodworking (with power tools)
- Wandering and overnighting in the wild
- Unix desktop customization (what?)
- Assemblying personal computers
- Fountain pens and calligraphy
- Playing guitar and ukulele
- Learning about the past
- Collecting old coins
For an overview of my skills and experience, some research methods that I’ve implemented are listed below. As I mostly use R, some of the methods are appended with corresponding R packages and functions that I’m familiar with.
Parametric Hypothesis Testing
Non-parametric Hypothesis Testing
Ordinary linear regression
Generalized linear regression
Ordered logistic regression
Panel data regression
Structural Equation Modelling
Multiple Imputation by Chained Equations
Propensity Score Matching
Differences in differences
Point pattern analysis
Principal Component Analysis
Text mining procedures
Spatial data manipulation and plotting
What have I been involved in?
The timeline below provides a concise overview of my recent life, mostly regarding education and work. My academic profile is available in ETIS.
Student, Estonian University of Life Sciences
September 2018 — present
PhD studies in agricultural sciences. My research is focused on the evaluation of socio-economic impacts of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Advisor, Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs
May 2017 — December 2017
Summarising policy practices and other work in the context of Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Analyst, Estonian University of Life Sciences
February 2016 — present
Involvement in various applied research projects in agricultural and rural policy
Student, University of Konstanz
October 2014 — February 2015
Exchange studies in politics and public administration
Student, University of Tartu
September 2013 — June 2015
Master of Arts studies in comparative politics
Conscript, Estonian Defence Forces
July 2012 — May 2013
Military service in Combat Engineer Battalion
Student, University of Tartu
September 2009 — June 2012
Bachelor of Arts studies in government and politics
How did this site come to be?
So about this site. It’s mostly a portfolio but also a blog where I post anything I find worth sharing. Some of the posts contain methods that I sometimes need a quick access to (e.g. when installing a new system).
This is a static site. All content is written in markdown markup language in plain text. Resulting markdown files are then fused together by Jekyll with formatting and theming as specified by portfolYOU template. Well, to some extent, because I’ve customized the template to my own taste. The site files are pushed to GitHub which also takes care of building and hosting this site.
Before the current design, there was also a first version.