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Prof. Lester Ingber

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Brief Biography:

Prof. Lester Ingber has published over 100 papers and books in theoretical nuclear physics, neuroscience, finance, optimization, combat analysis, karate, and education. Through Lester Ingber Research (LIR) in Ashland OR he develops and consults on projects documented in the http://www.ingber.com/ archive.

Prof. Ingber received: his diploma from Brooklyn Technical High School in 1958; his B.S. in physics from Caltech in 1962; his Ph.D. in theoretical nuclear physics from UC San Diego in 1966, while studying at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and consulting at RAND in Santa Monica CA.

Prof. Ingber has held positions in academia, government and industry: National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles; Assistant Professor in physics at SUNY at Stony Brook; Research Physicist in the Physics department and in the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences at UC San Diego; Research Associate at UC San Diego in the Music department; twice Senior Research Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences; Professor of Physics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey CA and the US Army Concepts Analysis Agency in Bethesda MD; Research Professor of Mathematics at The George Washington University in DC; Director of Research and Development at trading firm DRW in Chicago IL and hedge fund DUNN Capital Management in Stuart FL; Editor-in-Chief at Research Publisher for: Current Progress Journal (timely topics in science), Graduate Journal of Research, and Undergraduate Journal of Research, and associated e-conferences for these three journals; Partner in Pion Capital, a hedge-fund partnership of Caltech alumni; PI of the NSF/XSEDE.org physics project on EEG influence on Ca waves.


Academic positions:

o Lester Ingber Research (LIR), Interdisciplinary Research/Consulting 1989-
o Pion Capital, Partner 2011-
o Research Publisher, Editor-in-Chief 2012
o DUNN Capital Management, Stuart FL, Director R&D 2002-2003
o DRW Trading, Chicago IL, Director R&D 1997-2001
o George Washington University, Research Professor of Mathematics 1989-1990
o National Research Council, Senior Research Associate 1989
o US Army Concepts Analysis Agency, Guest Professor 1989
o Naval Postgraduate School, Professor of Physics 1986-1989
o National Research Council, Senior Research Associate 1985-1986
o Physical Studies Institute, President Nonprofit Corp. 1970-1986
o UC San Diego, Asst. Research Physicist 1970-1972
o State University New York at Stony Brook, Asst. Professor of Physics 1969-1970


Research interests:

ASA: Adaptive Simulated Annealing, Optimization, Importance Sampling, Nonlinear Systems, Stochastic Systems. COMBAT: Statistical Mechanical Analyses of Combat and Simulations. KARATE: The Art and Science of Karate, Applications to Learning. MARKETS: Statistical Mechanics of Financial Markets, Bond Futures, Options, Risk, Portfolios, Trading. NEOCORTEX: Statistical Mechanics of Neocortical Interactions, Applications to Memory, EEG, Intelligent Systems. NUCLEAR: Nucleons, Nuclear Matter, Riemannian Interactions. PATH-INTEGRAL: Path Integrals in Stochastic Systems with Nonlinear Diffusion.


Any other information:

I have a computer-use grant for the National Science Foundation resource The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (http://www.xsede.org), "Electroencephalographic field influence on calcium momentum waves". See http://www.ingber.com/smni13_eeg_ca.pdf .

I would like to bring in programmers/researchers who can help on a volunteer basis (as I am) on the set of 3 projects below. Please have anyone interested contact me at.

(1) Fitting EEG data, which I have made public at kdd.ics.uci.edu/databases/eeg/ , as described in http://ingber.com/smni97_eeg_data.html, published in http://www.ingber.com/smni98_cmi_test.pdf , and as further described in smni13_eeg_ca.pdf .

(2) Simulating contributions of Ca2+ waves from "internal stores" as discussed in smni13_eeg_ca.pdf .

(3) Simulating extended quantum coherence of Ca2+ waves as described in smni13_eeg_ca.pdf .


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