I have been a faculty member in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington since 2009, where I was also a post-doc for three years starting in 2006. Prior to coming to Seattle, I engaged in mathematical modeling and scientific consulting on national security issues (primarily air vehicle survivability and bio-terrorism defense) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory between 1999 and 2006. I received my Ph.D. and Sc.M. in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1999 and 1994, respectively, where I wrote my dissertation under the direction of Paul Dupuis on stochastic process based second-order numerical methods for Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs. I received a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics from Revelle College at UC San Diego in 1993. During my undergraduate years, I had the opportunity to spend a few months tucked away at Oak Ridge National Laboratory proving interesting but almost certainly useless theorems about optimal saddle points for controlling biological systems.