Originally from Fort Worth, he holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington, where he graduated with honors.
In addition to providing statistical analysis for researchers in the Department of Cardiology, he serves as the statistical editor for Circulation, the scientific journal of the American Heart Association.
Ayers' research has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed research articles.
- University of Texas-Arlington (2001), Mathematics
- Graduate School
- University of Texas-Arlington (2003), Mathematics