Hi! I'm a PhD student in Statistics at Stanford. I'm both a student and a researcher of applied category theory. I find the whole subject fascinating but I'm especially interested in applications to data science and knowledge representation.

I'm involved in several activities in this area. I've written a paper about ["relational ologs"](http://www.epatters.org/papers/#2017-relational-ologs), inspired by David Spivak's paper on [ologs](https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024274). I'm working on a Julia library for computational category theory called [Catlab](https://github.com/epatters/Catlab). And I've got some other fun projects in the pipeline.

I'm excited to participate in this course. I can tell from the introductions that a lot of different perspectives are represented, which is great.