I currently study a variety of topics related to ecosystem properties, nonlinear dynamics, and fisheries management as a graduate student at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. For a more detailed description, please see my research page.
2002: graduated from the Math/Science/Computer Science Magnet program at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD
2006: graduated from Caltech with a BS in computer science
2007: received my MA in experimental psychology from UCSD for research on human visual processes.
I am a volunteer instructor with the San Diego Math Circle as well as one of the coaches for the San Diego ARML teams.
I also volunteer with the La Jolla Surf Bowl, the regional competition for NOSB sponsored by the Birch Aquarium. I officiate for the actual competition and occasionally help out with planning and other activities.
I often tutor at the City Heights Public Library on Saturday mornings, in conjunction with the SIO-GDAWG booth at the nearby Farmer's Market.
Previously, I served as a diversity mentor with the Preuss School UCSD. In addition, I coached the Preuss School MathCounts team for the 2007-2008 school year.
Outside of my main areas of study and expertise (math, computer science, psychology, oceanography), I am interested in the interaction(s) between politics, civil rights, security/privacy, social networks, climate change, energy efficiency, sustainable techniques/technology, and digital communications media.
My best finish in the Google US Puzzle Championship is 40th place in 2011
My license plate is 1+E2PII, a reference to Euler's Identity (FYI, very few combinations of this are still available as license plates in California)
I am 2 for 2 in AFOL speed-builds:
Syzygy (my blog)