About Me

Me at the 2017 Howard County Library Evening in the Stacks
Me at the 2017 Howard County Library Evening in the Stacks

I am a data scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Previously, I have been a consultant to various government agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Executive Office of the President, and the United States Department of Homeland Security. Before that, I served as an internal consultant on scientific computing for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Alongside my professional work, I have a strong passion for teaching and have been teaching mathematics and statistics at the University of Maryland Global Campus since 2010. I have also taught public affairs at several institutions, including the City University of New York and the University of New Mexico.

I consider myself fortunate to have played a part in many innovative projects throughout my career, which include modeling the spread of infectious respiratory diseases and Ebolavirus, predicting global disruptive events, researching blockchain for government services, and designing devices to rescue victims of building collapse. I have also authored two books on my work and co-edited two more.

In my free time, I’m an active member of my community, having served Howard County, Maryland in various roles including as a member of the Board of Appeals and Charter Review Commission. I’ve also volunteered my time providing economic advice to the Columbia Association, establishing an alumni association for the College Park Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, and serving on several public and private boards.


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Me in Akureyri...with solar shades
Me in Akureyri…with solar shades
Me in Knoxville...with solar shades
Me in Knoxville…with solar shades
Me in Warren...with solar shades
Me in Warren…with solar shades