I was born in New York City, where I lived for 21 years. Recently, my family moved to upstate New York, where I lived until I finished college. I graduated from SUNY Potsdam in May 2013 with a degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. In August 2013, I moved to Austin, Texas to work on a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
Computer Science Interests
Ever since I decided to take up computer science as a major, I found that I genuinely enjoy learning about every part of it. My favorite classes included computer networks and programming languages.
I love programming, especially when it involves big group projects. My favorite types of projects are ones that produce visible results, such as those dealing with graphics, simulations, images, GUI-based apps, or robots that move how you program them to. I find it very satisfying to be able to see the code at work.
On my spare time, I enjoy working on projects, such as those noted in the Projects section of this website.
My research interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning, and robotics.
Having taken math as a second major, I have grown to like the subject a lot. My favorite things about math are applications in the real world, and how things always fit together logically.
Other than computer science and math, I have always had a liking for biology and related subjects. When I had the chance, I took several courses in biology and anthropology in college. I found that I really enjoyed learning about genetics, and I hope to have the opportunity to learn more about microbiology in the future. Human biology has also been of interest to me. I took a course in human osteology once, and I really liked learning about all of the bones in the human body. I was also fascinated by cultural anthropology as well as biological anthropology, and I would love to explore those subjects more.
During my time in college, I have also taken courses in chemistry and psychology, and discovered that I enjoyed these subjects as well. I found that every subject has its own unique culture, lingo, and science behind it, and I only wish there was enough time in one life to learn all of it, and learn the secrets of how the world works.