About

I’m Eric Munsing (he/they), a Portfolio Manager at Teza Technologies LLC, a quantitative hedge fund.  SEC regulations limit what I can say about my day job, so this blog has been quiet for a while.

I love data, economics, and solving hard problems about complex systems. My research explores optimal bidding and energy market design, using mathematical optimization and machine learning. I’m particularly interested in how decentralized algorithms can work with blockchains to coordinate resources owned by different people.

Most of this blog was written during my PhD research at UC Berkeley in the Energy Controls and Applications Lab, and is intended to help you understand my research. I try to have a mix of expository articles, tutorials, and reflections on projects I’ve been involved with.  For more info on my background, check out my publications and CV.

I work mostly in Python, an easy-to-learn programming language. I also speak Matlab, Javascript, R, German, and a bit of Russian.

When I’m not coding, I’m often reading (or thinking about) gender theory, critical theory, and social theory. I’m fascinated by the ways social values are formed and changed.

I’ve spent much of the past few years living in an old FedEx van I converted during graduate school. I like the efficiency of the small space and the mobility to pursue outdoor passions (running, cycling, skiing), though my heart is in San Francisco. For more about me, you can check out:

@Ecomunsing – Tweets and scribbles

LinkedIn – Want to hire me?

Github – (a tiny part of) my codebase

StackOverflow – I try to be helpful. Sometimes it works.

SummitForDays – A blog about my outdoor pursuits and van life

Instagram – Sunsets, sunrises, and in-betweens.

Strava – Follow my adventures!

 

Email me if there are questions I didn’t cover here!