I started life in Spokane, Washington. In 1997 I received a B.S. in mathematics at Western Washington University in Bellingham, the northern-most city in the continental US. Carnegie Mellon University awarded me a Master's in Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization (ACO) in 1999. My ACO Ph.D was awarded in May 2004.
My overall interest is the improvement human productivity through fast automated information anaylsis and concise summarization. My research interests include caching data structures with low amortized time cost, and the application or modification of numerical methods for exact or approximate statistical computations. I am also interested in hardware and software systems for high-performance computation.