# CV

Check it out here.

# Consciousness research

I’ve joined the **Integrated Information Theory** group, led by Dr. Giulio Tononi, at the Center for Sleep and Consciousness at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

# PyPhi

PyPhi is a Python library to calculate integrated information, the quantity that integrated information theory identifies with consciousness.

# vPhi

vPhi is a web-based interface to PyPhi that allows nontechnical users to perform IIT calculations and visualize results.

# PyEMD

PyEMD is a small Python wrapper, written in Cython, of an excellent C++ implementation of the Earth Mover’s Distance metric. I made it for use within PyPhi.

# Applied mathematics research

Over the summer of 2012 I did some research in applied mathematics at the Illinois Institute of Technology. My research partner and I made a poster summarizing the results and presented it at a couple of conferences.

# Dotfiles

My dotfiles are on GitHub. There’s a lot of customization for Vim and the terminal prompt. Someday I’ll package them properly, but for now there’s a half-baked approximation:

git clone https://github.com/wmayner/dotfiles.git ~/dotfiles cd ~/dotfiles rake install

The rakefile is quite old, and doesn’t install any of the various dependencies. See the README for information on those.

`rake install`

to backup your existing dotfiles.# The Mandelbrot Set

In my senior year of high school I hacked together a Java applet that lets you explore the Mandelbrot Set, an incredibly fascinating and beautiful mathematical object.

I first came across it when I read __Chaos__ by James Gleick in 10th grade. Right after that, I read Hofstadter’s __Gödel, Escher, Bach__ (like every other introspective nerd). This was my first glimpse of real mathematics. I had always thought I didn’t like math, but after seeing this I realized that I just didn’t like math *class*.

The Mandelbrot Set is the set of complex numbers \(c\) for which the orbit of \(0\) remains bounded under iteration of this beautifully simple equation:

\[ z_{n+1} = z^2_n + c \]

Check it out.