In 2003 I graduated from Tufts University with a dual B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science. I was soon hired by UBS Investment bank where I worked for four years as a loan administrator and business analyst. During this time I continued my education at Fairfield University where I took evening classes, completing my M.S. in 2007, with a focus in Financial Mathematics.
In the spring of 2008 I was invited to serve at the Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa, Israel where I served in the Finance Department for two and a half years as a treasury analyst.
In the spring of 2010 I was accepted into the Ph.D. program at University of Illinois at Chicago in the department of Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematical Computer Science. Having successfully defended my thesis in Game Theory in August 2016 under the advisement of T.E.S. Raghavan, I am now a research postdoc at Arizona State University developing models of fisheries and continuing my own research in statistics, game theory and justice.
My research interests are broadly in the intersection between statistical methods, stochastic models, games and issues of law and justice. I am also interested in statistical and machine learning, social networks and graph theory.
My Erdös number is 4.
I enjoy puns. Here is an example of a pun conversation I had with my friends Chloë and Mary.
I also love mixed-metaphors. Here is my poorly named blog "Daily Mixed Metaphor".
Here is a joke I made up:
You know those people who spend their lives studying "Ice, Ice, Baby"? They really get a bad rap.
I'm a member of the Bahá'í Faith, a world religion which reaffirms the spiritual verities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam while providing laws and guidance to deal with the challenges currently facing humanity. I enjoy discussing religion and faith.
I am also an artist - here is a gallery of my artwork from high school, college and afterwards when I got into making stained glass windows. Recently I have been illustrating children's books once a year as a present for my niece (and now nephew).
I have a wife Adele (married in 2010) and daughter Carys (born September 2013). They are completely awesome!
I am a vegan and have been since since January 2000. Although labels of diets can be problematic, the following are generally true of me:
I also love biking and gardening! Summer of 2015 I grew some yellow cherry tomatoes that just wouldn't quit! Don't be jealous.