These are places with which I've previously been or presently am identified.
In the end, though: “Of course, you end up becoming yourself.”
What Andy Does
Human Disease Genetics
To what extent do genes contribute to human disease? What can genetics say about the underlying mechanisms of disease?
I build models of social and biological systems to better understand how they [the systems] work.
How do communities change over time? What features of an ecosystem determine its behaviour? Can systems be controlled by design?
Parallel and Distributed Computing
I develop new tools for faster and more efficient analysis of large datasets.
Andy has written computational software as an engineer, researcher, and consultant. Also, teaches scientific computing and tries to consistently build correct, efficient, and reliable systems.
9+ years of experience. Previous work includes: time series forecasting, natural language processing, computer vision, social and biological network analysis, sequence analysis, distribution fitting, parametric and nonparametric methods.
Modeling + Simulation
5+ years of experience in mathematical and statistical modeling. i.e. Generative model of complex genetic architectures; discriminative model of acute nosocomial organ failure; dynamical systems model of molecular signaling cascades.
Numerical analysis and optimization. Monte Carlo methods. Distributed systems, including multithreaded and multiprocess architectures. Messaging with sockets, MPI, and ZeroMQ. GPU programming in OpenCL and CUDA. HPC environments.