Christian Gunning, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of BiologyI study the disease ecology of childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough in the Wearing Lab. I frequently use probability distributions and computer simulations in my work. R is my favorite programming language!
Ara Kooser, Graduate Student, Chemical BiologyI study bacteria-rock interactions and bacteria community chemical interactions in extreme environments. I use python and R to answer questions about all my data.
Drew LevinDrew Levin is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Computer Science in the Adaptive Computation Lab under professor Stephanie Forrest. His research involves observing naturally evolved autonomous distributed systems such as the human immune system and ant colonies and applying observed natural search strategies to computational systems such as parallel processing and swarm robotics.
Drew is an avid player of cards and board games and occasionally hosts game nights in the Computer Science Department. Before coming to UNM to study natural distributed systems, Drew played poker professionally for two years!