I am a 40-year-old engineer and analyst currently working as a program manager at DARPA who lives in Washington D.C. with Chrissy, my wife, and four wonderful kids, aged 12 to 5 years.
My professional interests include the hardware/software interface, complex systems, formal methods, stochastic modeling, quantitative risk assessment, computational probability, simulation and modeling, technical equity analysis, and vulnerability discovery (both formal and probabilistic).
My hobbies range from family, philosophy/theology, political participation (e-gov), new programming languages, CrossFit, digital fabrication, sketching, and rock climbing. In the past, I’ve been focused on triathlon, chess, german, tennis, rock climbing, piano, running, woodworking, economics, investing, chess, and car repair. I like books. I love to wrestle around with my kids and be outside. The free time I do have I try to spend with my wife and kids.
My steady state is an all cylinders firing, all out sprint that comes from a recognition of the brevity of life and an innate desire to serve. My allegiance is to my faith, family and national security. In that order. My passion is to push the state of technology as far as possible to advance each of those as far as I can. This means my current focus is to win in Cyber.
I graduated from Tippecanoe High School in 1995 and MIT in 1999 with a degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering. After that, I received a masters in Operations Research from AFIT where my advisor was Dr. Jeff Kharoufeh. My last degree was a certificate from Georgetown in Financial Planning. I’ve also been to the University of Florida, University of West Florida, and Reformed Theological Seminary for Computer Science and Theology. I’m currently addicted to EdX and Coursera for courses in Machine Learning and Computer Science.
I’m currently using Python, Julia and Ruby to build an AI and community enabled life-system at improvement.rocks.