A few years ago I moved from Texas to Boston to work on a PhD, Got
to the dissertation stage and decided I want another PhD in a
totally different topic. Currently writing my dissertation for the
first one, and taking classes for the second one.
When I'm not teaching/studying I spend my time biking, rock
climbing, cooking, and camping.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing my dissertation, teaching statistics, and taking classes.
Mostly trying to make sense of networks, probability and
programming. Eventually I'll decide if I want a career in either
social network analysis or engineering.
I’m really good at
Statistics? Math? I guess? Perhaps network analysis? That and
continuously changing my research so very little actual progress
I also seem to be decent at keeping old cars running. It's become a
bit of a hobby.
The first things people usually notice about me
People have pointed out that in certain light my eyes appear
freakishly blue. Ever see the David Lynch version of Dune? Sort of
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Survivor, The Demon Haunted World, The General Theory of
Employment Interest and Money, A Brief History of Time, Moral
Mazes, and math textbooks.
I love to watch documentaries over anything. Actual movies might
include Requiem for a Dream, Fight Club, The Insider, Dr.
Strangelove, anything that was ever shown on Mystery Science
Theater 3000, and anything by the Coen Brothers.
TV: Daily Show, Breaking Bad, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica,
Twilight Zone, Frontline, Sherlock, rewatching Cosmos
Music: Boards of Canada, Lamb, Styrofoam, Massive Attack, Tuatara,
FC Kahuna, Zero 7, Nine Inch Nails
I'll eat just about anything, but I'm a big fan of Thai and Mexican
food. Lately I've been on a kick of smoking meat and making pecan
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Economic action in the context of network embeddedness. Also the
ultimate heat death of the universe.
On a typical Friday night I am
By typical, is that supposed to mean the modal activity? Not really
sure, so here's what I'm doing this Friday: Battlestar Galactica
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still have a teddy bear.
You should message me if
You're interested in going climbing, or some other excuse to get
out of the city, or if you're interested in discussing any of the
Health care reform, the government shutdown, the Higgs Boson,
cycling, the financial crisis, the impending collision of the
Andromeda galaxy and the Milky Way, the evolution/creationism
"debate," rock climbing, camping, public perception of statistics,
the most recent episode of Frontline, or any related topic.