I grew up in Ottawa, Illinois, received my B.S. Engineering Physics from University of Illinois in 1979, my M.S. Applied Mathematics from Santa Clara University in 1983, and my Ph.D. in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston University in 1998. Since then I have lived in Austin, Texas. I'm currently an adjunct professor of mathematics at Austin Community College. In my free time, I study physics and math, and I also write fiction.
Speech production, Speech perception, Speech synthesis, Self-organization in complex systems, Biologically-plausible models of animal behavior, Motor control, Visual perception, Image processing, Image compression.
Physics, Applied mathematics, Philosophy of science, Nonlinear dynamical systems, Origins of consciousness, Software engineering, Computer architecture, Real-time operating systems, Top 40 music from the 70s and 80s, Rollerskating (not rollerblading), Writing fiction, Golf