I'm a PhD candidate in computer science in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.
I'm also a pre-doctoral Biomedical Informatics Training (BIT) fellow with the School of ICS
through the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics (IGB).
I'm a member of Dr. Pierre Baldi's group involved (at different levels) in on-going research in the fields of software engineering, proteomics, chemoinformatics, genomics and drug design and discovery.
I occasionally moonlight as a systems administrator for the Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics (IGB) where I help design, implement and deploy high-performance computing solutions to problems in my fields of interest along with those of our colleagues and collaborators.
You can catch me at the local Starbucks enjoying hot choco or at the campus Phoenix Grill jamming with the student music group, OpenJam. I enjoy the occasional dance activities which include swing (UCI Swing Club), salsa (UCI Salseros) and tango to relax as well.
Alma mater: UCLA, Neuroscience (BS) and Cognitive Science (BS)
Secondary: St. Ignatius Loyola High School, Los Angeles
Checkout this PCR rap!
=Favorite machine learning phrase=
"If you torture data enough, it will eventually confess." - Xiao-Li Meng (from NIPS 2010)
=Favorite open source mantra courtesy of the sqlite project=
May you do good and not evil
May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others
May you share freely, never taking more than you give.
=Current favorite lyrics from 'My Rights Versus Yours' by The New Pornogaphers=
Under your wheels, the fits and starts
The time to dabble in the arts
To tease the packs of dogs in charge
But kid it's all wasted on me
Under your wheels, the hope of spring
Mirage of loss, a few more things
The medicine it still won't sing
But there's dangerous levels of it here