About Me

On a boat!

Hi! My name is Kenneth Ball.

… and here is my CV!!

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. EPA in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina supporting a variety of high throughput computational toxicology projects for chemical screening and prioritization for developmental neurotoxicity. I was formerly a postdoctoral researcher for the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Computer Science, living in Baltimore, MD. I worked with the Army Research Lab as an applied mathematician researching machine learning and data mining in the context of computational neuroscience. I have expertise in mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and integration, machine learning, bioinformatics, mathematical statistics, and mathematical fields including differential geometry, manifold theory, numerical ODE’s, linear algebra, and Lie groups/algebras.

I finished my doctoral degree in mathematics at NC State University in the summer of 2013. In my research, I studied methods of numerical simulation of Lagrangian mechanical systems taking into account the geometry of underlying configuration spaces.

I can tie a bow-tie without a mirror, I brew beer, and I’m big into tailgating at NC State football games.

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My better half!

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