I'm a master's student in Computational Science & Engineering. I'm doing this program with the idea of being able to develop software, scripts, and visualizations for data journalism. I do, however, have several research interests which I still pursue from my undergrad days: asteroids, earthquakes, engineering, and elephants, and the intersection of them whenever possible.

For science and tech journalism, I've primarily written for the MIT Technology Review, and for IT oriented features, Ars Technica. I also did a six month investigative report for the scientific journal Nature on potential grant duplication. While working out of the Nature Publishing Group office in Cambridge, MA, I double-dutied doing customer support and special projects for an early stage software startup called Labtiva (continuing on until the summer when I started to prepare for Harvard). Labtiva helps make Nature articles and other peer reviewed PDFs from a whole host of other publishers more accessible and easier to organize and find with their well regarded software ReadCube (http://www.readcube.com/). They're a portfolio company of Digital Science (http://www.digital-science.com/), a sister company of the Nature Publishing Group (both are owned by Macmillan) and one of the major players at the intersection of oft-separate tech and publishing worlds. And though I'm no longer connected with either them in any official or formal capacity I'll continue to follow their progress with interest.

My Tech Review contributor page, with chronologically sequential links to my clips there, is here: http://www.technologyreview.com/contributor/conor-myhrvold/ For articles I find interesting, it's best to follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/conormyhrvold