About Me

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.

Research Interests

My research interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning, and robotics.

Other Interests

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.

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