Jonathan Dobres, Ph.D.

I’m a Principal Data Scientist at Sonos, formerly a Research Scientist at the MIT AgeLab. I design, code, and write this entire website. I've enjoyed it for years, and I hope you will, too.


Jul 7 2024

x-men re-examined: till death do us part 1 & 2

X-Men introduces one of my all-time favorite villains, but he’s not the one who nearly destroys the team in this devastating season premiere.

Jul 5 2024

x-men re-examined: season one awards

A lightning round of the highs and lows of season one.

Jun 22 2024

x-men re-examined: the final decision

Season 1 closes out with a decent episode that could have been a series finale.

Jun 13 2024

x-men re-examined: days of future past 1 & 2

It’s a riff on Terminator 2, followed by one of the show’s best half hours yet.


I am an author of 22 scientific publications, 15 white papers, 3 popular press articles, and 31 conference presentations. Here’s my favorite.

The latest is:

Beier, S., Berlow, S., Boucaud, E., Bylinskii, Z., Cai, T., Cohn, J., Crowley, K., Day, S., Dingler, T., Dobres, J., Healey, J., Jain, R., Jordan, M., Kerr, B., Li, Q., Miller, D., Nobles, S., Papoutsaki, A., Qian, J., Rezvanian, T., Rodrigo, S., Sawyer, B., Sheppard, S., Stein, B., Treitman, R., Vanek, J., Wallace, S., & Wolfe, B. (2022). Readability Research: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Foundations and Trends in Human–Computer Interaction. 16:4, 214-324, PDF


I’d love to hear from you. Email is best. StackOverflow is a favorite haunt. ResearchGate has all my science. And I sometimes check LinkedIn.