My research interests are primarily in modeling complex systems and causality.
My professional career started in the US Army Corps of Engineers. While stationed in Alaska, the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Korea and Iraq, I worked as a construction engineer, project manager, explosives and demolitions trainer, and logistics officer. After military service, I have been involved in both the worlds of startups and academia. I have led projects in a variety of fields including: hydrologic warning, field maintenance operations, crisis informatics, oceanographic event analysis, and software development. I have also been an assistant instructor in the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the University of Maine.
I hold a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a M.S. in environmental engineering from the the Missouri University of Science and Technology.