My personal Interests largely overlap my long term academic interests. Applications of information theory, electoral systems, numerical optimization/learning, and econometrics. I quite enjoy digging around in data sets and looking for non-obvious relationships or patterns. I am currently interested in applications of information theoretic concepts to economic, social, and climate systems.
I also have a keen interest in telescope design and construction when I have the time and money. My current project is a 20.3 cm (8") F/9 Newtonian primary. I also have a 40.6 cm (16") glass blank waiting to be rough ground.