“I love writing. I get a kick out of sharing my thoughts with others. The act of transforming ideas into words is an amazingly efficient way to solidify and refine your thoughts about a given topic. “ -Tom Preston (creator of Jekyll), Blogging Like a Hacker

I am a 24 year old grad student at Stanford that likes do research about AI and robotics, write code, appreciate art, and ponder about life. Specifically, I am interested in: machine learning (increasingly, the deep kind), cinema (Tarkovsky, Aronofsky, Kaufman, Kurosawa, Bergman, Carruth, Kon, Miyazaki, Zvyagintsev, etc), robotics (particularly, intelligent and responsive robotics that can interact with humans), narrative-driven video games (all the indie stuff, and the Mass Effect-type stuff, and so on), energy efficiency and management (this is what led me to my EE degree, and though I dislike power engineering I care about systems that use a lot of energy), books (hard science fiction, modernist, some post-modernist, some pre-modernist), programming (especially embedded programming, but also scripting and hackathon types things as well), and so on with ever more specific ones. As you can see by the previous sentence, I have a habit for overlong self-indulgent writing heavy on parenthesis, so I decided to start writing down some of my thoughts in this site with intention of becoming a better and faster writer. And for fun, too.

I am working towards a Masters in CS at Stanford, and am working as a research assitant at the Stanford Vision Lab with Animesh Garg and Silvio Savarase.