Hello There!I'm a Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Since that's a mouthful to say, we usually just shorten it to "UTCS". I'm a member of the Computational Visualization Center (CVC) being advised by Professor Chandrajit Bajaj.
I'm currently interested in how computer science can be applied to solve physical problems involving lots of real-world data. You might reasonably say something like "Hey, that's a ridiculously broad statement!", and you'd be right. In practice, I usually focus on more specific problems, but I'm not averse to working across many different fields. I also nurse side interests in systems and languages, but sadly, I don't have much time to pursue them these days.
My background is in the physical sciences (my Bachelor's is in chemistry), so I've worked on a large variety of projects in the past, ranging from trying to understand how encapsulation in polymers affects the surface chemistry of nanoparticles to accelerating machine learning algorithms to learn what a tree looks like from satelite imaging. If you're curious about getting into computer science from another field, feel free to drop me a line!