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[My wife and I at La Jolla Shores]

I'm currently an Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University, jointly hosted in the Department of Biomedical Informatics as part of the Computational Medicine Lab of Dr. Thomas Lasko, and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as part of the Computational Economics Research Lab of Dr. Eugene Vorobeychik. I love working in and learning about information theory, statistics, probability, optimization and neural modeling.

I received my PhD in Bioengineering at the University of California: San Diego in the Neural Interaction Lab where I was working on developing theoretical and numerical techniques to make efficient use of information, with special applications to global health.

Before becoming a graduate student at UCSD I was an undergrad in Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. While there, I worked in the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Lab developing the infrastructure necessary to enable Brain Machine Interface research.

I believe in keeping your identity small, writing as an aid to thinking, and writing as you speak. I believe in slowing down, and that a thing worth doing, is worth doing badly. I acknowledge the pervasiveness of research debt, and believe in the invaluable role of research distillers.

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