Gary Vestal

Computational Physicist @ Emory's Simbiosys Lab


  • Oct 2018     Made a website. Finally!


Formal Bio

Smart phones, big data, and machine learning have created unprecedented opportunities for analyzing and influencing users' behaviors. As a physicist-turned-software-engineer, I have a unique perspective on these tools, and hope to use them to augment and improve people's lives.


Student Poster Session Best Poster Award for presentation of: Studying Self-Assembly of Carboxysome Proteins with Netlogo


  • Predicting Epidemics Through Cellphone Metadata

  • Predicting Student Performance From Coding Styles

  • PolyNN: Constructing Neural Networks with polynomial weights


  • Bad Pokemon Battle: A video game tribute to the greatest tattoo of 2015. For copyright reasons, the game is no longer available, but you can see gameplay footage here and here.

  • Bach's Little Organ Fugue in G Minor / Space Jam Remix [LINK].


S No Position, Organisation From - To Work Done
1 Intern, TIAA Jun 2018 - August 2018
  • Develop innovative technologies and interfaces to improve the digital experience for TIAA’s customers and employees
  • Tested software updates for TIAA’s PlanFocus mobile app
2 Social Science Computational Researcher, Clemson University January 2018 - May 2018
  • Creating agent-based models to study the effects of belief curation on employment behaviors
3 Software Developer, Seneca Treehouse Project May 2017 - August 2017
  • Working to construct Permaculture Learning Centers around the globe.
  • Website development and maintenance.
  • Contract construction through Toolhouse Tools and Training Program.
4 Intern, Oak Ridge National Lab January 2015 - August 2016
  • Designing agent-based modeling software for simulating molecular self-assembly and emergent behavior.
  • Modeling self-assembly of bacterial microcompartments.

Contact Me

Email: gkvesta at emory dot edu