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What are your main interests? Feel free to include a "pie in the sky" big idea!
 
What sort of expertise can you bring to the group?
'''Greetings and Salutations!'''
What do you hope to get out of the CSSS?
 
Do you have any possible projects in mind for the CSSS?
My name is Jonathan Cannon.  I graduated Brown in math/computer science, and now I am a first-year math PhD student in the Biodynamics Group at Boston University.
 
'''Email:''' cannon [at] bu [dot] edu
 
==Main Interests==
I am interested in the dynamical systems perspective on living and life-like systems.  I want to study the interplay between network architecture and dynamics -- the ways in which network structures constrain dynamics, and the ways in which dynamical processes modify the structure of networks.  I am also fascinated by rhythms, in biological systems and otherwise, and the ways they interact.  Ultimately, I want to contribute to the mathematical and conceptual language available to discuss the general processes underlying the formation and function of biological systems.
 
==Side Interests==
* Music: I play the fiddle incessantly given any opportunity
* Teaching
* Climbing of rocks and trees
 
==Expertise?==
My background in math and computer science should prove useful at some point.  I program proficiently, and I approach every problem that holds my attention for long enough with a mathematician's characteristic obsessive drive towards complete understanding.  I jump at every opportunity to draw parallels between things I know and things I don't yet understand, and even when I am completely wrong it often proves a valuable exercise.
 
==Hopes for CSSS?==
I want to absorb the diverse perspectives of my teachers and students and gather new problem-solving tools.  Hopefully, CSSS will also be a good environment for me to start thinking about my future research and my career path.
 
==Project ideas?==
I want to run exciting simulations, and then use math to understand the results.  What simulations? You tell me!  I've had my head up my math for a very long time.  Now I want someone to show me something new!  As long as it's a project well-suited to my theoretical bent, I'm excited to help out however I can.

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Greetings and Salutations!

My name is Jonathan Cannon. I graduated Brown in math/computer science, and now I am a first-year math PhD student in the Biodynamics Group at Boston University.

Email: cannon [at] bu [dot] edu

Main Interests

I am interested in the dynamical systems perspective on living and life-like systems. I want to study the interplay between network architecture and dynamics -- the ways in which network structures constrain dynamics, and the ways in which dynamical processes modify the structure of networks. I am also fascinated by rhythms, in biological systems and otherwise, and the ways they interact. Ultimately, I want to contribute to the mathematical and conceptual language available to discuss the general processes underlying the formation and function of biological systems.

Side Interests

  • Music: I play the fiddle incessantly given any opportunity
  • Teaching
  • Climbing of rocks and trees

Expertise?

My background in math and computer science should prove useful at some point. I program proficiently, and I approach every problem that holds my attention for long enough with a mathematician's characteristic obsessive drive towards complete understanding. I jump at every opportunity to draw parallels between things I know and things I don't yet understand, and even when I am completely wrong it often proves a valuable exercise.

Hopes for CSSS?

I want to absorb the diverse perspectives of my teachers and students and gather new problem-solving tools. Hopefully, CSSS will also be a good environment for me to start thinking about my future research and my career path.

Project ideas?

I want to run exciting simulations, and then use math to understand the results. What simulations? You tell me! I've had my head up my math for a very long time. Now I want someone to show me something new! As long as it's a project well-suited to my theoretical bent, I'm excited to help out however I can.