A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas. --G. H. Hardy
Contact InformationDavid (Dave) Doty
Computing Innovation Fellow/Postdoctoral Scholar in Computing and Mathematical Sciences
DNA and Natural Algorithms Group
Computing and Mathematical Sciences
California Institute of Technology
Office: 100 Annenberg
Moore Laboratories 67W
391 S. Holliston Ave.
Pasadena, California 91125-0001, USA
Phone: +1 402 590 5333
Formerly (and possibly in the future) I studied methods of measuring information and the extent to which computation on objects is capable of altering their information content. My research in this direction is in an area in which theoretical computer science intersects with fractal geometry and information theory, known as effective fractal dimension, developed by Jack Lutz. I am also interested in another area known as computational depth, which is a different notion of algorithmic information developed by Charles Bennett.