Me at the top of the Grouse Grind
I am 24 years old and I currently work for Yahoo! Inc. as a Technical Yahoo! in Sunnyvale California. When I am not working, I like to enjoy life. I love good company, good food, good wine and great conversation. To balance out my nerdyness, I like to go outside and have fun (hiking, boating, biking, playing various sports, etc).
In my research, I have always found physiologically inspired algorithms fascinating. For example, Artificial Ant Colony segmentation, Neural Networks, etc. I guess it stems from my curiosity and the fact that I am continually amazed at how complex yet elegant the world is. This is also why I think I have always loved physics and mathematics. As a young CS student, I wanted to develop artificial human intelligence. I have always been fascinated by the brain and developed a new appreciation for the power of the brain through many of my artificial intelligence classes. You truly do not know how blessed we are until you attempt to construct algorithms to do something as trivial as recognizing text.