Fun Facts

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

  • Calvin Coolidge

I think that it is useful to know that your professor is a normal, nuanced human. This is a list of some of the aspects of my life that you likely wouldn’t otherwise know about. Feel free to think of these as conversation starters if you want to chat!

Education and CS:

Place in society:


Health and Lifestyle:

Family & fun:


Music: I get asked what music I like a lot, and I don’t know why. I don’t have refined tastes in any way, and appreciate it when music impacts my mind with blunt impact. Regardless, here you go! Don’t try to look for cohesiveness; I use music as a means of personal emotional manipulation, so it jumps around quite a bit: