He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and both an M.A. in Electronic Music and Sound Design and a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His dissertation “The Harmonic Pattern Function: A Mathematical Model Integrating Synthesis of Sound Graphical Patterns” was selected for the Leonardo journal LABS 2016 top abstracts.   His work “Adrift”, an audiovisual composition designed for virtual environments, is on constant rotation in the UCSB AlloSphere and was performed live at the 2015 Generative Arts Conference in Venice, Italy. Since late 2016 he has been investigating new approaches to procedural art as a Research Associate in the Digital Creativity Labs under the department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.