I am reading for a Ph.D. in Data Science at the University of Vermont, where I also received my B.A. in Economics, Mathematics, and Political Science, and from which I will receive my M.S. in Mathematics in May 2018. I also work at the Mitre Corporation–my official title is “computer science graduate fellow”–where I’m immersed in computational finance.
I am interested primarily in probability, stochastic processes and statistics, particularly as applied to economic risk and uncertainty. Some examples:
- Stochastic processes
- Dynamic aspects of risk, uncertainty propagation, and effects of uncertainty on decision-making
- Mean field methods to analyze inherently stochastic systems, usually in the context of continuous optimization
- Designing regulation robust to uncertainty in critical areas, e.g. healthcare, infrastructure, and finance
Teaching and Professional Activity
I’m supported by an NSF traineeship and various research assistantships. In the past, I was supported by a teaching fellowship and taught Calculus I to undergraduates. I co-own Research and Development, LLC with John Ring and Colin Van Oort. (It’s currently dormant to prevent conflicts of interest.) We specialize in big data, computer security, event prediction, and financial analytics consulting, methodology, and solutions. You can view our (publicly available) projects on our Gitlab page.
My research group is the Computational Story Lab, which is housed within the Vermont Complex Systems Center headed by my advisors, Chris Danforth and Peter Dodds. In the past, I’ve worked at the Tax Foundation and the Cato Institute, at both of which I analyzed regulation and occasionally made suggestions for sensible improvements. (You can read things I wrote about tax policy here. ) Before all of this, I interned in the Massachusetts state legislature and for Bill Keating, my Congressman.
You can view my resume here.