Micah Z. Brodsky

PhD (MIT, 2014)

Industrial Interests

I believe creativity is not merely a problem of high throughput generate and test, or even combinatorial chemistry of ideas... It's about discovering, mastering, and applying powerful heuristics about how systems work — about cleverly shaping your noise generator profile to conquer the curse of dimensionality in the space of ideas.

Does your security team have someone well-versed in immunology? Does your cluster management team understand developmental biology? Does your hardware team know programming languages? Does your machine learning team know statistical mechanics? (I can help!)

I am a technological frontiersman — a professional generalist. I work between disciplines, blazing a trail where best practices and specialties are not yet articulated and injecting creativity into stubborn problems that resist solution. I handle both contract projects and long-term commitments.

Some particular areas of interest:

I have a wide range of hands-on experience, from physics modeling to circuit design to kernel hacking to scripting languages, with a touch of wet lab bio on the side, but technology changes fast. More important than any particular skill is the ability to learn quickly, to draw on general principles, to be ready pick up problems anywhere in the stack.

 

Industry teams I worked for pre-PhD:

(* Application Experience, in corporate-ese)