I develop 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 business and technical consultant.
Ten 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 later that the same concepts could be applied to numerical 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. Not long after, 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 Associate Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.