Charles is a fourth-year Ph.D. student working with Professor Albert-László Barabási at CCNR. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from The Citadel, and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Charleston. He served as an Assistant Professor and Researcher at the US Military Academy in both the Mathematics and Systems Engineering Departments. He is interested in how cyber connectivity and cognitive overload must completely change our paradigm of human understanding of complex systems. He is currently studying the Science of Success - a network science approach to talent management and career trajectories, and Expeditionary Cyber - emerging network resilience and cognitive overload. His prior research includes developing and implementing software for geospatial systems to understand the relationship between the land and socio-cultural networks. He has traveled to developing nations focusing on how people connect and behave because of the way they see, understand, and internalize the surrounding terrain. He is an infantry officer in the US Army and the director of the USMA Network Science Center.