About Me

Jamie F Olson

Problem Solver.

I grew up in Menomonie, WI, a small semi-rural town in Wisconsin, where I spent a lot of time practicing saxophone, french horn and mellophone. I also played tennis, competed in a variety of forensics speaking events and acted in a few plays.

After high school, I went to Carleton College, a small liberal arts college in Northfield, MN. While at Carleton, I discovered cognitive science, computer science and Hash House Harriers, among other things.

Since graduating from college, I have studied a variety of subjects as a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University. I'm particularly interested in the conceptual and technical issues involved in the modeling of complex systems, particularly social systems.

At various points in time, I've built some stuff, some of it potentially useful to others. These are described over here., and mostly hosted on github.