"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)
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.