Hamish Todd is a software developer and biologist at the Center for Systems and Sythetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh.
He is currently investigating ways of representing DNA and protein molecules in virtual reality. His goal is to use computers to help people understand abstract systems, be they the laws of physics or online dating algorithms. He makes mathematical educational software in his spare time.
He holds a BSc in mathematics and philosophy and an MSc in Computer Science, and has previously worked at the International Rice Research Institute and in the games industry. His okcupid handle is hamishtodd1.
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