Welcome to my little corner of the web! I am currently a graduate student working towards my M.S. in mathematics at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID with a thesis in computational Lie theory. My research focuses on classifying a particular class of nilpotent Lie algebras using combinatorial methods. I am intrigued by the interplay between computing and mathematics and how we can further push computers (both hardware and software/algorithms) to solve new and complex problems. Current research interests include computational Lie theory, graph theory, and graph dynamical systems/generalized cellular automata. My primary focus is on discrete mathematics, and I particularly enjoy the problems that arise from mathematical biology.
I did my undergraduate in applied mathematics, computer science (concentration: math and science programming), and physics (triple major) at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. I attended the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech the summer of 2010; it was this program which narrowed my focus to applied discrete mathematics. Following my graduation in May of 2011, I did a summer graduate bridge program at Texas A&M.
From here you can see current projects both research and coding, along with my curriculum vitae, teaching information and contact information. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!