I am a fresh graduate from Macalester College, having studied physics and math for the past four years. Recently, I came to the University of Chicago to tech in a human genetics lab. I work with statistics, large computing systems, and genetic models of disease.
The last half-century has seen the rise of data and simulation, in both science and society. Information and the tools to manipulate it are now ubiquitous. This raises many interesting epistemological (What does it mean to understand something through computer simulation? How does this effect the distribution and production of scientific knowledge?), and political (What are the new power structures?) questions that fascinate me.