I’m an experienced full-stack engineer, technology leader, and software architect who loves a challenge. I’m currently Data Engineering Lead at Reify Health. Recently, I was the Co-Founder and CTO of Wade & Wendy, a venture-backed startup in NYC using machine learning to grow professional relationships with job candidates through conversation. Previously, I was a Core Developer and whitepaper co-author at Storj, a Bitcoin-based decentralized storage platform. I led web development at Harmony Labs, an interdisciplinary research center (turned incubator), where I collaboratively built StoryPilot] to explore the impact of narrative media. As one of the first hires of the National Museum of Mathematics, I managed technology through MoMath’s grand opening.

I’m deeply interested in complex systems science, emergent behavior, and distributed or decentralized systems and have published work on genetic stigmergy, a biologically-inspired algorithm that supports self-organization of robotic swarms. My interest in biologically-inspired systems also led me to study permaculture design with Andrew Faust.

My languages of choice are Clojure, ClojureScript, Golang, Python, JavaScript, and Bulgarian (thanks to my wife). I’m also fluent with Linux, AWS, and containers.

I fervently enjoy karaoke, swimming, running, and making my infant daughter laugh.

selected demos

Storj: Decentralized Cloud Storage

Presented Storj at Hedgeable’s ‘Bitcoin: No Boundaries’ event in NYC.

Storj: DriveShare

Walkthrough of Storj’s DriveShare software and my monitoring dashboard.

Aavya Health: NutriCart

Kiosk-based adaptive shopping cart that recommends products and services based on your health situation.

Acquatic Swarm ‘Immune System’

Simulation of acquatic swarming robots using quorum sensing to detect contanimants and collectively notify human oversight.

Autonomous Swarm Robots Mapping Home

A simulated swarm of three dozen autonomous robots explore and map a complex home environment.

Evolution of Swarm Exploration Algorithms

Simplified visualization of a swarm of robots evolving strategies to explore an unknown map in real-time.

MoMath: This is the Tetraxis!

Created music and contributed vocals for promotional ‘This is the Tetraxis!’ video. :)

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