Academic & Research Interests

Here is a list of some of the academic fields and topics in which I have done work or have a significant interest. This list is by no means complete for the latter.

Computational Chemistry

  • Semiempirical Quantum Chemistry Methods
  • Explicit Polarization Theory (X-Pol)
  • Coarse-Grained Models of Proteins
  • Diffusion in Crowded Environments
  • Brownian Dynamics
  • Protein Dynamics
  • Molecular Modeling
  • Nucleation via Grand Canonical Monte Carlo
  • NAMD Software Development

Computational Science

  • High-Performance Computing
  • GPU Programming
  • Computer Graphics
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Data Mining and Pattern Recognition
  • Singular Value Decomposition (SVD)
  • Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF)


  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Numerical Methods
  • Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Numerical Partial Differential Equations
  • Nonlinear Optimization
  • Calculus of Variations


  • Historical Linguistics
  • Japanese Language
  • Number Systems
  • Orthography
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology

My Academic Credentials:

  • Ph.D. in Scientific Computation, University of Minnesota, currently enrolled.
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Western Washington University, 2009.
  • B.S. in Mathematics (minor in physics), Western Washington University, 2007.
  • A.S. in Physics & Computer Science, Skagit Valley College, 2005.
  • Study Abroad in Tokyo, Japan, KCP International Language Institute.

My Curriculum Vitae - My Papers, etc.

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