I'm currently a PhD student at UCSD, majoring in Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Control in the ECE department. I'm a graduate of EECS at UC Berkeley. I was a researcher in Pieter Abbeel's Robot Learning Lab. I was a GSI for EE20n in Fall 2011 and EE40 in Spring 2012.I worked on personal robotics with the PR2 robot, enabling the PR2 to do household tasks.
I'm an inveterate learner; I love signing up for lots of project classes especially. Feel free to ask me about any EECS courses at UC Berkeley, I've taken quite a few of them.
I love learning, and I love teaching as well. I was the head Lab GSI for EE40, Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits for Spring 2012, and was also a GSI for EE20. I've also worked on online education platforms including edX as well as Pandagrader, a web application for facilitating grading scanned exams.
Click the links above to see more about my research or other projects I've done.
I think it'd be easier to list the things I'm not interested in than the things that interest me; however, if I were to prioritize, these would be at the top of my list:
I'm all too familiar with the phenomenon of Googling for a programming problem and not finding a satisfactory answer so I've been using my Google+ page to document random quirks or tricks or neat software (mostly Linux) that I come across. It's easier than maintaining a blog of some sort. If that sounds interesting, feel free to add me!
I dabble in random programming projects every now and then. Recently I've been doing some web development work in Rails for CS188 at UC Berkeley. At some point I want to get back to some Android app ideas I had kicking around and work on my Starcraft Brood War agent from the CS 194-13 SP11 class tournament which placed 3rd in the class competition. I'm also somewhat obsessed with Linux shell scripting and customizing my environment, see my dotfiles for more information.
I'm quite partial to Starcraft 2 multiplayer, and I pick up random RPGs every now and then. Most of the time I'm too busy to play games except when I'm too stressed out to think. I also enjoy watching competitive RTS gaming (mainly Starcraft 2) and am a frequent lurker on Team Liquid.
Recently after buying a few books from Google Books on Android I've started reading a lot again. I favor science fiction and fantasy novels, preferably series so that I can read continuously without having to find something else to do. Kindle is also pretty awesome; I fully believe digital is the right way forward for publishing. A friend of mine got me hooked on Doctor Who and now I'm waiting impatiently for the series to resume.
I can occasionally be found playing tennis, although I'm not terribly good at it. The only sport I can stand to watch is football, also known as soccer in some backwards countries ;). American football is fun to play but watching it bores me to death.