A little bit about me
The tough part about being a mathematical biologist is that the mathematicians think you've gone soft and the biologists think you've gone crazy.
I'm a mathematical biologist. I love developing novel mathematical tools motivated by biological problems, and I love using mathematics to interrogate the logical consequences of biological theories for insightful study design.
Species compete for resources that arrive at unpredictable times and rates, evolving and innovating strategies to survive. Companies compete for capital, merge and acquire, innovate and expand. The world is a jungle and I try to be its mathematical Tarzan.
I study the jungle by swinging from one vine to the next, publishing on epidemiology, community ecology, community assembly, evolution/co-evolution, and stochastic processes. I'm deeply interested in human systems, such as financial markets and human memetic communities (the ideas floating around in our heads) as innovating and evolving systems similar (but not identical) to biological systems.
My side interests are outdoor sports, philosophy, trading strategy development, portfolio management & optimization, and sipping whiskey by a fireplace.