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Tim is an avid mathematician and programmer with a creative itch -- the trifecta of data science. He is skilled at reducing nebulous notions to tractable mathematical models, which he can then analyze using a variety of programming languages and modern mathematical programming techniques.

To wit, as the Systems Scientist at a cloud computing firm, Tim produced two major research reports (totalling 120 pages) scrutinizing the mathematical soundness, strengths, and weaknesses of Layer 2 networking technologies in general, as well as the gamut of new networking technologies (BGP/MPLS, VPLS, VXLAN, NVGRE, TRILL, SPB, VL2, Ethernet VLAN) that are vying to become the de facto standard in the Software Defined Networking (SDN) movement. As well, he used techniques such as Queueing Theory, Fourier Analysis, and clustering, along with an exponential moving probability density he concocted, to parse the variety of traffic flowing through data centers.

Earlier, when he was an academic studying the intersection of Differential Geometry and String Theory, Tim introduced the concept of a “Souped-up Lie Algebra” which generalizes a class of mathematical structures that can be elevated to Vertex Algebras, well-known string theoretic structures.

On the side, Tim has performed chamber music as a classical violinist and entertained at parties as a jazz pianist.

Education:
PhD, Mathematics, UCLA
Masters, Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge
AB, Mathematics, Harvard University