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About Me

Decision Scientist & Power Systems Analyst

Born and raised in Northwest Indiana (a.k.a. “The Region”), that is where I choose to make my home having lived and traveled elsewhere for over a decade. As a husband, father, caregiver for two derpy cats, and professional researcher, I spend most of my time with my family or working/researching. Outside of those activities, I also enjoy improving my home and garden, hiking, and occasionally uploading new posts to this site.

Professionally, I am a staff researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, where I contribute my deep knowledge of decision science and power systems modeling. I completed a PhD (2024) in ORIE at UT Austin under the supervision of Dr. Erhan Kutanoglu and Dr. John Hasenbein. As a doctoral student, I engaged in power grid resilience research with the UT Energy Institute and Sandia National Laboratories. I attained an MS (2019) in ORIE at UT Austin, and a BS (2014) in math, electrical engineering, and computational science from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Dr. Al Holder. Between my undergraduate and graduate studies, I worked on automation and diagnostic tools for HPC and mobile computing systems at Intel and Samsung. I consider myself a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-some techie. Though introverted, I pride myself for my interpersonal and communication skills. In my battle with perfectionism, I am as results-oriented as my self-awareness allows. I brand myself as a convex combination of decision scientist, data scientist, power system analyst, software developer, and advocate.