BS Physics (Stanford University); PhD in Physics (University of California at Santa Cruz)
During the 1980s I was an Oppenheimer Fellow and the founder of the Complex Systems Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. While a graduate student in the 1970s I built the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette. I was a founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. In addition to my positions at Oxford, I am also External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.
My current research is in economics, including agent-based modelling, financial instability and technological progress. My past research includes complex systems, dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology.