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!