Welcome

I am a mathematician working as a research scientist for the U.S. Department of the Navy. I develop algorithms and methods that advance the science of autonomy, particularly for large groups of autonomous agents (a.k.a. robot swarms). For more information on my scientific work, see my Research page.

I am also a novelist. The first novel of an urban fantasy series set in modern-day Atlanta is currently in the hands of my beta readers. I am already writing the sequel. To see more about my writing, check out my Fiction page.

My academic background is numerical methods and optimization, with applications to machine learning. In 2013 I was awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. I spent the Fall of 2015 collaborating with scientists at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, thanks to a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) award from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Research Council of Norway. I received my Ph.D. in Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2017. Details can be found on my Academics page.

In addition to the interests described above, I have worked on a variety of software projects, and I have substantial teaching experience.

I have patents pending in autonomous vehicle fleet design and management.