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I am a complex systems scientist. I study complex biological systems, particularly those arising in systems biology, systems neuroscience, and cognitive science. I am the originator of “Sloppy Models,” a theory of parameter space geometry in large nonlinear models with many underdetermined parameters. I have studied networks in molecular biology, neuroimaging, and cognitive science. I employ methodology from dynamical systems, network theory, Bayesian and nonparametric statistics, computational biology, and statistical signal processing. I employ of mix of data-driven and model-driven approaches. My work is tightly connected to experimental data, and I have many productive collaborations with experimentalists.
Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Physics, and Marine Sciences, 2013-2018
Research Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Marine Sciences, 2011-2013
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Physics 2007-2012
Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellow, Harvard University, 2004-2007
Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Cornell University, 2003
B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics, Louisiana State University, 1998