I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland (UMD) working with Dana Nau (Computer Science) and Michele Gelfand (Psychology). I received my Ph.D. (Dec 2012) and M.S. (2010) in Computer Science from UMD and my B.S. in Discovery Informatics at the College of Charleston in 2007.
My research most generally is fueled by a passion for using computers to better understand and improve the fascinating and complex world we live in. This interest has lead me to work on various interdisciplinary projects intersecting computer science with the human and life sciences. My background in computer science reside mostly in the broad field of artifical intelligence, particularly evolutionary game theory, multi-agent systems, evolutionary computation, artificial life, machine learning, and data mining. My research has developed and applied tools from these areas to social modeling and simulation, decision theory, cross-cultural psychology, network science, and computational aesthetics. I also have a strong interest in applications in medicine. I am a member of the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics. For more information, see my research or publications page.
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