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|Complex Systems Summer School 2011|
A profile in the vein of CSSS profiles from prior years:
Who am I? Hi! I'm a 3rd year grad student at Boston University studying Biomedical Engineering. These days, I don't do much engineering, but am very much interested in understanding how complex networks function within living cells. Most of the stuff I work on relates to understanding how metabolism and genetic regulation interact in the cell at different length scales. I use simple ideas from nonlinear dynamics and optimization to get things done, and I think I've stumbled upon some pretty cool stuff which I'd be happy to tell you about.
What do I want to learn from CSSS? Everything! I have a lot of holes in my knowledge that need plugging, and I'm really looking forward to playing with techniques I'm unfamiliar with. Specifically, I'm interested in learning more about information theory and the structure and robustness of complex networks
What do I know sort of well? Not much...but, I do like nonlinear dynamics.
What else? I like being outside. Like a lot. I used to play ultimate (frisbee) competitively in college and grad school, but hurt my back pretty badly last year and have been trying to get back on the horse. Now it's no more ultimate but much more swimming and biking. Hopefully I'll be able to go hiking, but even if I can't, I'm really looking forward to being in Santa Fe and seeing as much as I can.