James P. Howard, II
A Mathematician, a Different Kind of Mathematician, and a Statistician
Washington D.C. Metro Area | Defense and Space
Senior Professional Staff (2016 - Present)
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Non Profit, 5001-10000, Defense & Space

PI on $50k grant for studying systems for Internet resiliency. Worked with team to develop common standards for space-based communications. Worked with team to develop predictive systems for large popular movements. Created predictive model for restaurant health and safety inspections in Denver. Analyzed data science systems in use at the Lab, groundwork for community building. Developed proposals for researching dementia, elections, smoking, and telecomms.

Adjunct Faculty, Mathematics and Statistics (2010 - Present)
University of Maryland University College
Educational, 1001-5000, Higher Education

Taught undergraduate business statistics, business mathematics, and developmental courses. Taught primarily to adult learners, forward-deployed military members, and non-STEM majors. Programmed Wolfram Mathematica simulations of mathematical problems for student learning. Developed “cmna” R package to support numerical methods for integration, differential equation, time series analysis, optimization, and linear algebra. Wrote “phonics” R package for phonetic matching names for record linkage and identification. Setup TravisCI for continuous integration and Coveralls for code coverage estimation. Simulated virtual bumblebees nonlinear system with emergent eusocial behavior in JavaScript.