Tom Roderick

Tom is a proud father of one from a small town outside of Fort Worth, Texas. He graduated in December 2007 with a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Economics. He then went to work for TAC Americas, a western hemisphere-wide company that provides energy and security solutions. He was hired to work for their Performance Assurance Group, doing trouble shooting and statistical modeling. He plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Mathematics or Statistics followed by a Ph.D in Economics or Operations Research. His academic interests range from financial economics, macroeconomic theory, industrial organization, and agricultural regulation to analysis, topology, and stochastic calculus. In October 2006 he competed in the FTI Consulting Competition Case Finals, where his team took second. Tom joined IDeA Labs in September 2006, and was involved in the Computational Economics and Financial Systems Lab and the Policy Sciences and Human Systems Lab. He is fascinated by natural phenomena and seeks to find answers to everything he observes.