My name is James Murphy. I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin working with François Baccelli. My research focuses on random measures and point processes. I did my B.S. in Computational Finance and M.S. in Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University, receiving both degrees in May of 2014. My Master's thesis advisor was Gautam Iyer. I am interested in math, computers and computer science, economics, and finance.