Ph.D. Logic, Computation and Methodology
Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. Logic, Computation and Methodology
Carnegie Mellon University

B.A. Mathematics
University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A. Philosophy
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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My primary interests are in decision and game theory, artificial intelligence and cognitive science, probability and statistics, network science and social networks, and logic and computation. I also have strong interests in functional analysis, economics, measurement theory, and algebraic and topological systems.

My research has focused on problems in individual and collective judgment, inference, and decision making under uncertainty, especially under conditions owing to incomplete or contradictory information, under conditions of unresolved conflict or competing interests, and under conditions of limited time, cognitive capacities, or computational resources.

Real problems do not know disciplinary boundaries. My research develops methods and insights from across disciplines to solve them.

My intellectual pursuits have benefited from my longstanding affection for computing –– for expertise not only in its theory but also in its applications (C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, R, Shell, PHP, HTML, SQL, CSS, LaTeX, Unix/Linux, etc.).

Born and raised in Milwaukee, I studied percussion at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and played in rock bands since I was in grade school. I love to jam and rock out. I also enjoy viewing and engaging in the visual arts, especially film and photography.

In my view, creativity is essential to good problem solving and critical thinking. Breaking things is a key part of learning.
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