My major contributions are historical United States Census population data for cities and towns (and boroughs and villages and townships and any other form of municipality). Mechanical but somewhat hard to automate given the source formats at the Census Bureau are not OCRed. That being said, if someone who has the expertise/authority with bots would write one to update Census population estimates annually, that would be nice, since that would be fairly easy to automate (indeed, a large amount of information has already been added to Wikipedia this way).
I have also done a good amount of vandalism reversion. User:ClueBot_NG is absolutely amazing for a lot of vandalism, but machine learning and natural language processing is still a long way away from catching more subtle vandalism.
Areas of Expertise/Knowledge
- Cryptography, in particular lattice-based cryptography (I have a PhD in computer science focused on lattice-based cryptography).
Historical Census Population Data
I am currently working on getting historical census population data (using the Template:US Census Population template) up for all incorporated places in the United States. Currently, I have completed
- All Incorporated Places (as of the 2015 estimates)
- All Minor Civil Divisions (as of the 2014 estimates) in Maine, New Jersey and Vermont, (as of the 2015 estimates) in New Hampshire
Unfortunately, compiling data can't really be automated much because the Census files (for years before 1990) are in the form of scanned prints, and the quality of these files is not good enough to trust OCR, at least of the quality I have access to.
However, to aid in adding the compiled data to Wikipedia, I've written User:DemocraticLuntz/CenPop which is a modification of the AutoWikiBrowser script by User:joeyjte50. It can be run (at least for me) at Project:CenPop/Script
Fortune 1000 Companies
I have also been working on adding and improving articles (mainly stubs because I don't have sufficient reliable sources for more full-length articles) on those Fortune 1000 (and other very large) companies currently missing from Wikipedia.
- Created pages for Health Care REIT, Superior Energy Services, Whiting Petroleum Corporation, Ventas, Team Health Holdings, Rush Enterprises, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, LKQ Corporation, WPX Energy, Primoris Services Corporation, Scansource, Helmerich & Payne, Westlake Chemical, Adams Resources & Energy, MRC Global, Greif Inc., Magellan Health, Northern Tier Energy, H.B. Fuller