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I am a Software Engineer at The Climate Corporation, where I work on climate modeling. Before that, I commuted all the way down to Mountain View to work at Google. Before that, I got my Ph.D. in Computer Science graduate student at UC Berkeley, where I studied Artificial Intelligence. I worked with Jerome Feldman to represent complex real-world actions with a combination of probabilistic models (specifically, an extension of Bayes Nets called Probabilistic Relational Models) and process models (based on Petri Nets, which are fancy finite state machines). I demonstrated their use on simulated robotic soccer players. Here's a link to my dissertation.

I got my undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis; before that, I lived in north-east Tennessee with my family. Now, my siblings have spread out, going as far as Austin and Irvine (soon to be Portland).

I am a member of the Berkeley Hang Gliding Club, with a Hang 3 rating. I can also be found blues dancing; opportunities for that are plentiful here in the Bay Area. Why, I've even started DJing at Beat the Blues, a Wednesday night venue in Berkeley.

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