For the past seven years, I have developed machine learning algorithms to work with life sciences, medical and textual data.
My original training was as a physicist focusing on remote sensing of planets at NASA-Goddard and University of Maryland, College Park where I obtained my Ph.D. I transitioned into life sciences for a short time at NIH before pursuing a career in business as an IT and senior executive and eventually as a consultant.
Eight years ago, I began transitioning back towards science and math as a consultant. My first work was in computational linguistics, calculating what science documents were about. I realized a couple of years ago that the same concepts could be applied to life sciences data so I began using it to analyze human microbiome data. I had the opportunity to give a talk at Drexel University School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology. On the basis of my presentation, I was asked to join the research group -- sans publications. Who knew this was possible?
Today, my work is focused almost entirely on math and science both as a consultant and an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University.
Ph. D., Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
MS, Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
BA, Physics, Clark University, Worcester, MA