I’m a computer science major, currently in grad school doing surface reconstruction and mapping. A lot of this involves brain MRI data, but I can work with any surface. I’m also an applied math major, so math that applies to computer science problems interest me, but don’t get me wrong, I like math for itself, too – I think learning math teaches you good design on top of problem solving.
I’m really into how the brain evolves and learns, so naturally, other things I like include mindhacks, the real-time strategy game Starcraft II, and learning languages — I have a minor in Chinese and am currently self-studying Japanese. Some things used to be interested in are web technology, electronics, and robotics, as you might see from some old posts.
I will post stuff here mostly to document what I do and what I think as I work with my computer and read up on stuff that any self-respecting computer science/math oriented student should know about. There’s a lot of people who are very knowledgeable and articulate about this subject. Hoping I can one day measure up to the likes of these guys, I’m blogging to keep my mind constantly thinking and forcing myself to sort things out in my head. Maybe someone will find it interesting, and maybe I’ll learn a thing or two along the way.
Me on the web
My other web outlets in no particular order:
- Bitbucket – You can get a glimpse of my research code here.
- Github – Time permitting, I am going to release an open-source version of my research code, and other projects, here instead of bitbucket.
- Stack Overflow – I try answer questions about the open source tools I use on a daily basis.
- Academic homepage (currenting at UC Davis) – Find out more about my research projects here.
I used to have a personal blog at Xanga, which dates back to middle school days, but I think they have shut down as of July 2013. Do you realize how popular Xanga is in Hong Kong, though? I wonder if it’s still alive over there.