After earning a bachelors in finance, I worked several years in the corporate sector before entering a PhD program in theoretical ecology. I went on to complete a postdoc in applied economics at the University of Vigo, Spain, and a second postdoc in complexity science at Arizona State University. Today, I am a complex systems scientist fusing data science, evolutionary theory, and a complex systems framework to study the world's most intractable problems - problems that typically stem from the conflict between individual desires and social goals, exhibit nonlinear or unpredictable responses to policy intervention, and are exacerbated by the increasing connectivity that comes with globalization and technological innovation. The complex systems I study most are cities - analyzing their socio-economic evolution and internal connectedness to understand the drivers of urban resilience and social (in)stability. In this context, I work on the development of data-driven models that help understand and predict the trajectory of urban development and economic transitions.
Resilience and stability of networked systems
Complex adaptive systems
Evolutionary economic geography
Evolution of cooperation
BIO 570: Fundamentals of Complex Adaptive Systems Science
SOS 591: Urban Sustainability Science
HON 498: Independent Research