Research in complex networks at U.
New Mexico under Dr.
Cristopher Moore, focusing on dynamic properties such
as routing and the interaction of structure with function.
Strongly interested in biological, social, technological
and economic networks.
Supervised Self-Organizing Maps in QSAR I: Robust behavior
with underdetermined datasets Y.D. Xiao, A. Clauset, R. Harris, E. Bayram,
P. Santago II, and J.D. Schmitt.
to appear in J. Chemical Information and Computer Science
Analysis of the LiveJournal Network
social network is large (over 6 million relationships),
complicated and dynamic. We use standard network statistical
techniques to analyze the basic structure of the network,
showing that it conforms to conventional social networks
in most ways, with perhaps one surprise. [writeup]
Developed a strategy graph for Tic Tac Toe, for Dr.
Darko Stefanovic, which obeys rules imposed by the desire
to instantiate said stragegy using DNA-mediated chemical
reactions in solution.
as Finite-State Machine Designer
Evolving finite state machines to recognize regular languages
as part of project for Complex Adaptive Systems course with
Dr. Stephanie Forrest.
Colony Dynamics Modeling
Cellular Automata-Agent hybrid model of Hydractinia colony
allorecognition/rejection. Project part of Complex Adaptive
Systems course with Dr.
Stephanie Forrest. [writeup]
and Statistical Inference
Year-long pre-doctoral fellowship at Targacept,
Inc. doing predictive modelling of molecular properties
using neural network (such as Kohonen
self-organizing maps) and evolutionary techniques.
the Computation of the Retina
Senior research for a degree in Physics at Haverford College;
work done at the University of Pennsylvania in computational
neuroscience. A summer and a year working in Dr. Kwabena
lab modelling the retina computationally using information
as a Digital Circuit Designer
An independent project as a part of Advanced Physics Laboratory
class with Dr. Suzanne Amador. Ditched the recommended topics
and pursued our own crazy ideas about evolveable hardware.