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.
"Just when Kant's formulation that 'the public exercise of reason should be free' had begun to seem so remote and exhausted, the Battle should reinforce one's faith in the enduring worth of dissent and of the free traffic in ideas"
Swapan Chakravorty, professor of english, Jadavpur University