I’m currently a data scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. My current research projects involve applications of deep learning to cyber security, bio-surveillance, natural language processing and image processing. My undergraduate background is primarily in Linguistics and Mathematics. My graduate studies in Computer Science have covered the breadth of the field by the core curriculum, with electives focused on Machine Learning and Data Analysis (Recommendation Systems, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Spoken Language Processing, Computational Linguistics, and Data Mining). My graduate school research was focused first in low rank tensor and matrix factorization approaches to recommendation systems and subsequently deep learning methods.