I'm a somewhat analytical / creative / introspective professor. I perform research in what most people would call applied math, and believe in doing something we're excited and passionate about. More facets to my persona: I grew up in both Israel and the US. Have lived in 5 states, but now plan on staying with my university for a while. Am curious about many things, travel when going to conferences, try to read as much as possible, and learn things all the time. I particularly like history and art.