A little bit about me...
I am currently a Senior pursuing a B.S.in Computer Science (CS) with a pure math minor. I have a passion for research and understanding things from the bottom up. I enjoy applying what I learn and both math and computer science are very applied fields so they suit me well.
Along with my school work, I create my own independent projects as well as participate in group projects with my peers through the University of Vermont's CS Crew. I volunteer my time through CS Crew and help other students who need help with their CS related classes. In addition, as a leader of CS Crew, I'm responsible for both helping running project nights, providing feedback to the CS faculty on how well their students understand the material, and being a part of the overall CS community.
In addition to the CS Crew, I am the University of Vermont's Upsilon Pi Epsilon Chapter President for Fall 2012, and will be vice-president for Spring 2012 when my peer Dillan Wilding will take over. As chapter president I am responsible for inducting new members and organizing events to educate and broaden UVM's CS Community.
Within computer science my interests lie in applications and artificial intelligence. While I enjoy sitting down and making websites, I really enjoy applying multiple disciplines to a problem and finding ways to solve problems in multiple ways. Runtime analysis in particular is something I enjoy, creating an algorithm for solving problems that is both elegant and efficient is extremely satisfying for me. Server side programming interests me because I have recently discovered Ruby as a great scripting language and have written a few utilities to manage a database with both efficient and eloquent code.
Besides computer science, I enjoy playing the Piano, flute, guitar, and whatever musical instruments I can lay my hands on. In addition to music, I enjoy playing video games with friends, reading books by Douglas Hofstadter and other interesting people, and watching the World Cup of Soccer whenever it comes around every four years.