My TEDx Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYsrTDQciUo
Manager | Scientist (Linguistics, Complexity, & Computer Science) | Four years project management | 21 years of technology development | Traveler & Polyglot
Master's Degree, Computer Science
University of Maine, Orono, ME, expected August 2013
Graduate coursework, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2004, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, Physics
Boston University, Boston, MA, May 1995
Exchange program, Physics
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 1992-1994
Data Mining, Machine Learning, Grid Computing, Mobile Apps, Multi-Agent systems
Speech Recognition, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence
Control Systems, Video Conferencing, A/V equipment, Network Admin, PBX, Firewalls, Virtualization
Modeling fine scale urchin and kelp dynamics: Implications for management of the Maine sea urchin fishery Teresa R. Johnson, James A. Wilson, Caitlin Cleaver, Graham
Morehead, Robert Vadas; Fisheries Research 141 (2013) 107-117
Costly information and the evolution of self-organization in a small, complex econ- omy James Wilson, J. Hill, M. Kersula, C.L. Wilson, L. Whitsel, L. Yan, J. Acheson, Y. Chen, C. Cleaver, C. Congdon, A. Hayden, P. Hayes, T. Johnson, G. Morehead, R. Ste- neck, R. Turner, R. Vadas, C.J. Wilson; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2013)
A Mad Hemorrhage Blog (in association with Nature) http://www.scilogs.com/a_mad_hemorrhage/
Utility Patent Granted
"Peltier-assistedliquid-cooledcomputerenclosure(Link)",UnitedStates7,817,423, Issued October 19, 2010, Describes a liquid cooled computer enclosure enabling a plurality of overclocked computational components in a small space.
IT Manager : R. H. Foster Energy LLC, Hampden, ME
September 2012 - Present
Curator : The Pangeon
2013 - Present
Technical Advisor : SIZESEEKER (Now FitValet.com), New York, NY
July 2012 - December 2012
Research Assistant : University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, Orono, ME
June 2010 - July 2012
Teaching Assistant September : University of Maine School of Computing, Orono, ME
2009 - May 2010
Software Developer : Trefoil, Orono, ME
October 2008 - January 2009
Research Engineer : Nuance, Burlington, MA
October 2003 - October 2008
Co-Founder & Vice President, Research & Development : SuperWings Inc., Topsfield, MA
July 1999 - July 2002
Information Model Engineer : Software Emancipation Technology
August 1998 - July 1999
Phoneticist : Applied Language Technologies, Cambridge, MA
February 1997 - August 1998
Research Assistant : Mass General Hospital NMR Center, Charlestown Navy Yard, MA
Multinational Channel Support : PictureTel Corporation, Danvers, MA
September 1995 - June 1996
Research Assistant : Boston University, Physics Department, Boston, MA
summers 1992, 1993
Spent six years overseas: U.K., Spain, Canada, India, France, South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine (West Bank), Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Oman, Mexico, Syria, Portugal.
Various levels of familiarity with: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Mandarin.
North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad
Areas of Expertise
Computer Science, Software R&D, Machine Learning, Computational Linguistics, Project Management
An idea worth spreading
Good voice recognition required the combined efforts of thousands, and it took decades to develop. Computer-generated translation is an ever harder problem, but we are getting there much more quickly. More difficult yet is the challenge of computer-based flexible thought and inference. Despite the inherent difficulty, we already have the tools to plant the seeds of just such an intelligence. A very specific set of challenges (too many to list here) can be addressed by a specific set of tools. This project won't take decades, but it will require the combined efforts of millions.
I'm passionate about
Connecting people through language technology.
Talk to me about
I have been to twenty-something countries and met many people. I love what humanity is becoming. I studied physics, languages, and computer science. I am trying to live a beautiful life.
People don't know I'm good at
Devising solutions to incredibly hard problems -- usually big problems. Most of my solutions require many people and many years.
My TED story
Around 2006 I saw my first TED video (Jeff Han and his touchscreen). After that I watched every TED video I had time for. I feel so inspired by the likes of Hans Rosling, Steven Pinker, Stuart Brand, Elon Musk and Jill Bolte. These people made me feel that the world is full of intelligent optimists. People who think deeply about the world and our future. People who are not bound by convention, but aren't just trying to make a name for themselves either. I feel that TED is my tribe. I blogged about it a while back: http://www.scilogs.com/a_mad_hemorrhage/find-your-tribe/ . Our local TEDxDirigo holds tryouts once a year. I've tried out twice so far!