About Me

As of May 2016 I've finished my 2nd year as a Master's degree student at Georgia Institute of Technology with a specialization in Graphics (one more class to go, with graduation planned in December 2016). I'm also a Data Scientist at IgnitionOne, an independent online marketing company. I live in Roswell, Georgia, I've been married since 2001, and I have 3 wonderful minions kids (my daughter was born in 2007 and my twin boys in 2011) and 5 cats.

Although I graduated from Georgia Tech in 1992 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, professionally I've always been a programmer. Through the 90's I worked in client-server development(One of the systems I wrote a code generator in Pascal that took screen descriptions from AS400 COBOL and generated Windows UI code) and telecom (writing IVR/VRU scripts, among other things). In the 2000's I worked as a contractor/consultant on web-based business applications.

In 2010 I decided to go back to school and re-enrolled at Tech as a full-time Undergraduate CS student. Although Tech gave me credit for the classes I took for my first degree (a mixed blessing since I was a mediocre student the first time around) I decided to retake all my undergraduate Calculus classes. After all, it had been 18 years since I had been in a class room, and the most complex math I had to perform since then was calculating a tip. Surprisingly enough, I discovered that I was pretty good at math, after kicking off the rust, and I like it, a lot. Enough that I felt I had to find a way to fold math into my career, somehow.

Academically, for me at least, the 2nd time was the charm. As both an Undergraduate and a Master's student, I've earned a 4.0 GPA and TA'ed 8 different Computer Science classes (6 as undergrad, 2 as GTA). In April 2015 I was awarded both the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant and The Donald V. Jackson Fellowship by the Georgia Tech College of Computing.

Classes I've TA'ed and some helpful stuff for each class that I've accumulated

Class Instructor Date Helpful Stuff
CS 1050 Introduction to Discrete Math for CS Monica Sweat Spring 2011 Coming...
CS 1331 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming Olufisayo Omojokun Summer 2011 Coming...
CS 2110 Computing Organization and Programming Bill Leahy and Tom Conti Fall 2011 Coming...
CS 2200 Computer Systems and Networks Bill Leahy Summer 2012 Coming...
CS 3451 Computer Graphics Jarek Rossignac Fall 2012 Coming...
CS 3600 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Andrea Thomaz Fall 2013 Coming...
CS 4496 Computer Animation Karen Liu Spring 2015 (As Graduate TA) Coming...
CS 6491 Computer Graphics (Graduate) Jarek Rossignac Fall 2015 (As Graduate TA) Coming...
CS 4496 Computer Animation Karen Liu Spring 2016 (As Graduate TA) Coming...