Professional Information

My CV and Publications and Presentations

Education

♦ Ph.D. in Mathematics, 2003
Thesis: Symmery Breaking Bifurcations of the Information Distortion: pdf
Advisor: Tomas Gedeon, Department of Mathematical Sciences; co-advisor: Alex Dimitrov, Center for Computational Biology; Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

♦ M.S. in Statistics, 2004
Department of Mathematical Sciences at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

♦ M.S. in Mathematics, 1997
Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

♦ B.S. in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, 1994,
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bridgewater State College , Bridgewater, MA

♦ A.A. in Liberal Arts, with Highest Honors, 1993
Massasoit Community College, Brockton, MA

Professional Experience

♦ Biostatistician and Research Professor, 2008-
Center for Biofilm Engineering
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

♦ Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2010 
With Colin Fox in the Department of Physics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Mathematics at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

♦ Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005
Center for Adaptive Optics, UC Santa Cruz
Collaboration between the Roorda Lab at the University of California at Berkeley, College of Optometry and Curt Vogel in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and David Arathorn at the Center for Computational Biology at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

♦ Graduate Teaching Fellow, 2002-2004
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

♦ Graduate Research Assistant, 1999-2003
With Tomas GedeonAlex Dimitrov and John Miller at the Center for Computational Biology, funded by the National Science Foundation's IGERT Complex Biological Systems Program at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

♦ Senior Software Engineer, 1997-2000
Systems Interface Utilities Team, MUMPS and HL7 programming, IDX Systems Corporation (acquired by GE in 2005), Burlington, VT

♦ Lecturer, 1999
Graduate Teaching Fellow, 1995-1997
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

♦ Lecturer, 1998
Mathematics, Saint Michael's College, Winooski, VT

♦ Mathematics and Geometry Teacher, winter of 1994
Mount Snow Academy, West Dover, VT

♦ Undergraduate Research Assistant, Fall 1994 - Spring 1995
I volunteered to work for Dennis Healy in the Department of Mathematics at Dartmouth College on image processing.

My Previous Life

♦ Carpenter, 1994-1999

  • Camerand, Inc., South Burlington, VT 
  • Arol Ward Jr. Excavating and Trucking, Grafton, VT

♦ Hiker/Thinker, June 11, 1997 - July 2, 1997 with Gauss and D3
Long Trail, MA-VT-Canada

♦ Snow maker (i.e. person who makes snow to get a free ski pass), winters of 1994-1995 

♦ Veterinary Technician (and expert lawnmower), 1989-1994
Bristol County Animal Clinic, Raynham, MA

♦ Teacher's Aid, 1989-1990
5th grade behavior disorder class, John F. Parker Middle School, Taunton, MA

♦ Canoeing Instructor and Camp Counselor, summer of 1988 

♦ Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic (63B, referred to as a 93B in 2016), 1987-1989
United States Army Reserve, 187th Support Battalion, Brockton, MA