Welcome to My Castle

"I have wished to know how the stars shine.  I have tried to apprehend the Pythagorean power by which number holds sway above the flux.  A little of this, but not much, I have achieved." (Bertrand Russell)



About Me:


I was married on May 13th 2003 to Heidi McLean.   I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Southern Florida (Florida Ft. Lauderdale mission).

I love competitive swimming, dancing, and debate. I received a Bachelors from Brigham Young University in Computer Science with a minor in Ancient Near Eastern History. I also received my Masters (where I did research on reinforcement learning) and my PhD (with research in the theory of learning) from Brigham Young.  While there I taught Isaiah, Pearl of Great Price, and the Book of Mormon part time in the college of Religious Education.

I am currently serving a two year post doctorate at LANL. I used to work (and sometimes still do minor things for) Photogenics in Provo, a research team designing neutron detectors.

Some time ago, we got a puppy, who very quickly grew.  Her name is Lylah, (Hebrew, "night" because she is jet black). More Pictures of Lylah here.