Category Archives: Research

Dear Diary, LF theory of action

You absorb more philosophy than you realize when you study math. Choices, commitments to specific philosophical doctrines, were collectively made long before our modern textbooks were written. As I attempt a transition to social science research, I feel I should revisit some of these choices. This document is a repository for reflections—basically diary entries—undertaken for […]

Cluster analysis of kink role affinity scores

Slideshow (PDF) Peer review for an article presenting the method and results of this project was completed in January 2022. The article will be published in 2022 by the Journal of Homosexuality. The slideshow appearing here contains a few full-color figures that couldn’t appear in the (black-and-white) forthcoming print version.

An application of metric geometry to robotics

My dissertation concerned an application of metric geometry to the problem of reconfiguring robotic systems. I’m providing it here for any of my students who may be curious what doctoral-level math looks like—or what I was talking about in class that time I was saying how moving a robot arm with two 360° joints is […]