My varied background in research, business, and engineering has provided me with a diverse skill set. I bring unique perspectives to projects based on a myriad of diverse problems that I've worked on in the past. My creative spirit allows me to find innovative solutions at work and in my hobbies, such as photography. I couple my creativity and unique experiences with a strong technical skillset grounded in my education in physics and sharpened through critical analytic work in finance as well as statisitcal work as a data scientist.
Creativity is a core part of my personality. I love photography, the culinary arts, and painting. I bring this pygmalion spirit to my work in data science and try to avoid being trapped in classical mindsets. The world of technology and machine learning is changing quickly and it takes a holistic and inventive mind to keep up with the cutting edge.
No matter the field I've worked in (finance, engineering, physics, biology), math has often been a unifying constant in my life. I often think that I take after physicist Murray Gell-Mann in my personal philosophy that one can't appreciate any aspect of this universe without being inexorably drawn to the underlying statistical properties that unify them.
Thanks to a strong education and keen mind, I've been able to work in a variety of fields and labs throughout my realtively short career. Many innovations in data science have come from other fields (e.g. mixed effect models from animal husbandry and hamiltonian monte carlo sampling from physics). My holistic approach to data science and life often help me attack problems in unconventional ways and to arrive at novel solutions.
Interested in seeing my work? Check out the links to below to see what I've been building, researching, and thinking about lately.
Art is a huge passion of mine. I'm an amateur musician (I've been playing trombone since 4th grade) and I'm a huge photo nerd. I've done photoshoots around the world in locations such as central Japan and northern Tanzania. I often feel that the creativity I foster through my art helps push me to be a more innovative engineer. There is a focus, determination, and passion that needs to inspire any creative project, whether it's a statistical model build, painting, or piece of music. You can see highlights of my work below and full galleries at my photography website .