I am currently a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at Wake Forest University and I work most closely with Ken Berenhaut.  I am particularly interested in applications of discrete mathematics.  Recently, I have been looking at a probabilistic approach to local depth, and the potential use of this measure for clustering, classification, and time series smoothing.  Previously, my PhD research focused on the sets of permutations arising from discrete-time dynamical systems and the application of this perspective to permutation-based techniques in time series analysis.