In my free time, I enjoy dogs, bikes, and making pistachio butter. I like to bake fresh pizza at home.
On August 15, 2017, a savage choke in a new Jiu Jitsu class gave me a brain stroke. I have deficits that will probably last for life. Most people can’t notice the them. But also, I have gifts from the brain injury. I used to be left brained, and now I am right brained. I have relearned how to do things with my whole brain.
At Molina Healthcare, I run a team that automates deploys of ~1000 apps and manages source code.
I apply less common algorithms to sometimes practical problems. The Go programming language made me love programming again.
At University of Arizona, I took a 1-on-1 class with Udi Manber on stringology. Udi went on to head search at Yahoo, Amazon, Google, and YouTube. From Robert E. Smith, I learned how to solve optimization problems using genetic algorithms.
At Microsoft Research, I worked on the Icon programming language with David R. Hanson. At Texas Instruments, I built compilers, assemblers, and debuggers for DSPs and microcontrollers. A few weeks after 9/11/2001, I started building radar systems for the Air Force used to pick up bin Laden.
PhD in computer science and MS in AI.