I hold a PhD in mathematics and have done research in partial differential equations. I am a self-taught amateur programmer, although I mainly design programs for my own personal use, or to use for creating simulations and demonstrations for classes that I've taught.
I work with Java and Python mostly and Perl from time to time. I am interested in relational databases and applications of xml along with statistical and mathematical programming and graphing applications. As you can probably guess from my avatar, I also like fractals.
I have taught both mathematics and statistics at a college level.