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bio website cs.virginia.edu/~abh2n
location Charlottesville, VA
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I am a Principal Scientist at Dependable Computing in Charlottesville, VA, where we work on safety case engineering, formal specifications, requirements gathering, and other safety-critical and security-critical software engineering issues. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, with my dissertation involving a genetic algorithm exploration of neural network models of the hippocampus. I've also previously earned Masters degrees in Physics/Astronomy (involving General Relativity) and Computer Science (involving improving multi-processor implementations of hippocampal neural network simulations).


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22
comment Does hot air really rise?
With respect to water, the temperature at which warm water becomes less dense than cold is 4° C. van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1736
Jun
22
comment A fan in a hot room at what point does it put in more energy that it dissipates
@Mitchell: Excellent point
Jun
22
revised A fan in a hot room at what point does it put in more energy that it dissipates
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22
answered A fan in a hot room at what point does it put in more energy that it dissipates
Jun
22
answered Finding Directions using moon
Jun
21
comment Is the entire Universe the same age?
@Ted Bunn: Nice addition. I question your last paragraph, though. Wouldn't general relativistic effects make that not true, since time flows slower in a gravitational field? (As an extreme case, consider the adventures of an observer near the event horizon of a black hole who can manage to watch the universe age billions of years while mere minutes elapse for himself.)
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21
answered Is the entire Universe the same age?
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