I’m Brent. Besides hiking, reading, cooking and bothering others, I’ve written some software (mostly Python, C++, some Java). Of particular interest to me are free software and free access to information.
Right now I work in the Arbor team. Arbor is neuro-scientific simulator of networks of morphologically detailed cells, suited for distributed simulation on supercomputers. Before this, I worked as a postdoc in radiotherapy, where I used Monte Carlo tools to estimate the in-vivo dose to every patient based on logged data, and I defended a doctoral thesis on the subject of prompt gammas for treatment verification in particle therapy. Here I developed and validated a variance reduction technique, which was implemented in Gate. I’ve got a master’s degree in particle physics, and I defended a thesis on proton computed tomography. You can check out some of my publications at ORCHID.
As a member of various boards and student organisations, I’ve learned what makes a good team, and what we can accomplish united. I’ve had trainings on leadership and coaching, and have had the opportunity to apply these skills in practice. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time as treasurer, as secretary of an event with the top strategy consultants of the world and co-organizing a symposium featuring a Nobel prize winner.