I am a physicist, mathematician, and philosopher. Currently, I hold a position as Assistant Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, where I am also a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science. Most of my recent work has been on the mathematical and conceptual foundations of space-time theories and on issues in general philosophy of science (and epistemology more broadly), with particular interest in questions concerning model building in finance; I also maintain serious interests in category theory and the foundations of mathematics, atomic physics and quantum control, and in the foundations of quantum theory. Until recently, I served as managing editor of the journal Philosophy of Science, the official journal of the Philosophy of Science Association. My book, The Physics of Wall Street, which explains how ideas have moved from physics into financial modeling over the last century, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in early January, 2013.
A complete cv is available for download. For more on my research interests, see my research page. My publications (with links to e-prints), along with some working papers and systematically organized supplementary material, can be found on my publications page. Syllabi and other materials from past and current courses are available on the teaching page. The resources page contains links to other sites with useful information, mostly related to my research.