About Me

I'm currently (since summer 2015) an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Prior to arriving at UNCA, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Minnesota, where I worked with Hans Othmer in the School of Mathematics on his NIH-funded grant on stochastic analysis of pattern formation in biology. From 2012 to 2014, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN.

I completed my PhD in computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012. I entered the program on a National Science Foundation IGERT fellowship. I later received the NSF graduate research fellowship. My emphasis was in computational science and engineering. You can learn about my research here.

I worked for several years prior to graduate school. I was a Statistical Programmer at Medtronic in Saint Paul, Minnesota, working in the bioinformatics group in the Dept. of Cardiac Rhythm Management Clinical Research. Before that, I was a Data Analyst in the Division of Biostatistics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I spent two years there working with Dr. Walter Rocca conducting research on the causes of Parkinson's disease. I also spent some time working as a software engineer. For more details on my work experience, please see my curriculum vitae (pdf).