About Me

I am a graduate research assistant in electrical engineering with Jason R. Marden in the Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems, and Computation (CCDC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am generally interested in the effect of financial incentives on crowd behavior, particularly with an eye to complex, interconnected systems. I like to tell people that I study "Pricing as an engineering problem," where we measure the effectiveness of prices by the social outcomes they incentivize rather than the revenue they garner. I utilize tools from game theory, convex optimization, and various multi-agent systems concepts to study theoretical issues surrounding incentives.

I'm a native of Southern Colorado, and enjoy anything that gets me outdoors on a regular basis: hiking, mountain biking, camping, trail running, and 14er bagging.