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``I'd like France to have two armies: one for display with lovely guns, tanks, little soldiers, staffs, distinguished and doddering Generals, and dear little regimental officers who would be deeply concerned over their General's bowel movements or their Colonel's piles, an army that would be shown for a modest fee on every fairground in the country. The other would be the real one, composed entirely of young enthusiasts in camouflage uniforms, who would not be put on display, but from whom impossible efforts would be demanded and to whom all sorts of tricks would be taught. That's the army in which I should like to fight.''

-Jean Lartéguy

``"The Bedouin come and go as they please... Many regimes have tried to tame them, all without success. King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, decreeing that all his citizens should have housees, built a handsome village called Escan, equipped with all modern facilities-- a swimming pool, toilets, baths, running water. Some Bedouin were rounded up and moved in.

They drank the pool (it looked like an oasis), crapped on the patio, played with the water faucets, and then moved out, explaining politely to their monarch that they preferred to sleep under the stars."

-Frederick Forsyth

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OLIVER SERANG ENJOYS SWIMMING IN OPEN WATER, BUILDING A FIRE, AND WORKING ON ALGORITHMS THAT COULD DO WHAT WAS ONCE THOUGHT TO BE IMPOSSIBLE-- WHAT COULD BE BETTER? HE IS AN ACADEMIC DESCENDENT OF CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSS, THE RECIPIENT OF AN NSF CAREER AWARD, AND THE CREATOR OF SOME FAST ALGORITHMS FOR COMBINATORICS PROBLEMS.

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THEORY WORKS

WITH STUDENT PATRICK KREITZBERG, INVENTED THE LAYER-ORDERED HEAP AND FAST SELECTION ON X_1+X_2+\cdots+X_m.

WITH STUDENT JAKE PENNINGTON, INVENTED OPTIMAL WAY TO PARTITION INTO EXPONENTIAL PARTIAL ORDERINGS (I.E. LAYER-ORDERING).

INVENTED OPTIMAL SELECTION ALGORITHM ON X_1+X_2.

INVENTED MOST GENERAL FORM OF CONVOLUTION TREES.

WITH STUDENT PATRICK KREITZBERG, INVENTED FREQUENCY DOMAIN LOCALITY-SENSITIVE HASHING-BASED APPROACH TO EFFICIENTLY COMPUTE PAIRS OF GRAPHS WITH ISOMORPHIC SUBGRAPHS (RESTRICTED TO GRAPHS THAT ARE ORIENTED EMBEDDINGS IN Z^d).

WITH STUDENT JULIANUS PFEUFFER, INVENTED A NORM-/MOMENT-BASED METHOD FOR APPROXIMATING MAX-CONVOLUTION.

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APPLIED WORKS

FASTEST ISOTOPE CALCULATOR.

SEMI-SUPERVISED PROTEIN INFERENCE WITH DEEP LEARNING.

FAST BAYESIAN PROTEIN INFERENCE FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY DATA.

FAST GENOTYPING OF POLYPLOIDS OF UNKNOWN PLOIDY.

FAST BAYESIAN INFERENCE ON CARDINAL MODELS.

WITH STUDENTS PATRICK KREITZBERG AND KYLE LUCKE ENSEMBLE EVALUATION OF PROTEIN INFERENCE.

WITH STUDENTS PATRICK KREITZBERG AND KYLE LUCKE SEMI-SUPERVISED PROTEIN INFERENCE.

NONPARAMETRIC METHODS FOR EVALUATING QUALITY OF DISCOVERIES.

A FAST ARRAY LIBRARY WHOSE DIMENSIONS NEED NOT BE KNOWN AT COMPILE TIME VIA THE "TEMPLATE-RECURSIVE ITERATION OVER TENSORS" DESIGN PATTERN.

DE NOVO METHODS FOR ANALYSIS OF FRAGMENTATION MASS SPECTRA.

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I'M GRATEFUL TO THOSE WHO'VE OFFERED THEIR COMARADERIE ALONG THE WAY WHILE I CONTINUE TO LEARN.
``WE'RE ALL JUST A KID FROM SOMEWHERE.''