Todd Gillum: Harvard FAS Profile & Research Scope for the Nosy

Am currently involved in algorithmic research and consulting and have a variety of personal and professional interests including philosophy, physics (theoretical and applied, as well as meta-), psychology, language, rhetoric, perception, information, finance, stuff that recently goes by the name "behavioural economics" (but, which I often find more aptly described as "dog psychology") - et cetera.

I often wonder whether these are all just the same thing and whether I could save time by inventing a new field.

(And then I go back to plowing same.)

Interesting things to see:

Interesting things to read:

Essentially, this study uses a PageRank-like iterative eigenvalue algorithm to rank doctoral programs, based upon the placement of graduated candidates into positions with academic institutions. Though it does not factor those who get real jobs, it is still an interesting datapoint. Bonus points for predicting the #1 rank - without reading the paper.

Current Research:

Interested in the characteristics of personal loans provided through Peer to Peer Lending online personal loan platforms. Specific focus on identifying characteristics of loans whose performance is beating the credit cohort. In general, an interest in the emerging peer to peer lending space, as an alternative/disintermediate to traditional banking systems.

Contact Information:

gillum (-at-) FAS (-dot-) Harvard (-dot-) edu

Office (sinecure) Location:

Beachfront, pondering boundary conditions and phase transitions, enjoying particle/wave duality and - lovingly - embracing paradox.

(I only give you my) Situation:

Out of college, no money spent - see the future, pays the rent - not all the money's gone; nowhere to go.

But --- oh that magic feeling: "Nowhere to go!"