Daniel Brown

Daniel is from Shelby, Michigan and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sendai, Japan. In 2011, he graduated magna cum laude and with honors with a B.S. in Mathematics and minors in Computer Science and Japanese. As an undergraduate, Daniel was an Elks National Foundation Scholar and the recipient of a full tuition academic scholarship from BYU. He is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the Golden Key International Honour Society. Daniel was a member of IDeA Labs from 2008-11. As part of the Computational Economics and Financial Systems Lab, his research included analyzing portfolio optimization algorithms, using system identification methods to forecast stock prices, and using a multi-agent simulation to study the dynamics of a limit order book. This research culminated in the successful completion of Daniel’s Honors Thesis titled, “Learning and Control Techniques in Portfolio Optimization.” Daniel went on to pursue a master’s degree in Computer Science at BYU under the advisement of Dr. Michael Goodrich. He was a 2011 recipient of the Department of Defense SMART Scholarship, and has accepted a post-graduate research position at the Air Force Research Lab’s Information Directorate in Rome, NY.