Craig Lyle Simon, Ph.D.

I have Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami in Florida. I’ve written a lot about Internet History and the implications of the Hypermedia revolution. I’ve also put quite a bit of effort into investigating  what students and practitioners in the field of International Relations can learn from recent research in the field of Evolutionary Psychology.

I work, however, as a database application specialist. I started out in the early 1990s doing freelance consulting work for well-known firms across Southeast Florida, including BankAtlantic, the Kislak Organization, and Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.  More recently, I’ve had full-time employment stints as a Senior Software Developer at Kaiser Aluminum and Alpine-ITW.

The Indaba Application Network (IAN) project is my long-term project, directly inspired by my Ph.D. research, where I was introduced to the virtues of ranked choice voting as a tool for collaborative thinking and interactive crowdsourcing.

IAN’s mission is “To build better tools for better democracies.”

I’m also a beach-goer and long time flying disc freestyler.