University of Vermont
Complex Systems Center , Masters Student in Complex Systems and Data Science
Luke is a 2018 graduate of the University of Vermont with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Business Administration. Originally from Washington, D.C., he loves the beautiful scenery and nature of Vermont. Luke began working with the Social Ecological Gaming & Simulation (SEGS) Lab during the summer of 2018 as a North East Water Resource Network (NEWRnet) intern. Since then he has created a variety of simulations that collect data to study human behavior. Research topics have ranged from farmer's decision-making in adopting pollution-reducing buffer strips, to how pork production workers weigh risk and reward. Luke is excited to continue ongoing projects for the SEGS lab as a Graduate Research Assistant. He hopes to create tools that can provide data that was previously unavailable, with the potential to be used in an educational setting. Researching aspects of human behavior that can make models more accurate will empower policy makers dealing with problems of varying size and scope.