In my education at Yale, I am looking to learn how to think and how to navigate the world. Courses in literature and philosophy have taught me how to communicate, while coursework in math and computer science have taught me how to analyze problems and challenged me to think laterally and outside the box.
Yet just as it is important to learn about math, science, history, or literature, so too is it important to understand people--how they think, how they feel, and how they interact. To both tasks therefore, to change the way I approach the world and the people who compose it, I have dedicated my life and my undergraduate education.
For my computer science elective this past semester (Fall 2012), I took a course decentralized systems in which I learned not just about building systems, but also about topics in networking, security, and more. Having completed the course, I think I have found a speciality within computer science in which I might wish to specialize.
My interest has also made me seriously consider pursuing a PhD after receiving my Bachelor's, if at the very least to provide me the time and space to build systems that might contribute to future technological growth.
Long term, I hope to bridge the gap between academia and industry, whether as an engineer building new systems and publishing papers on those systems on the side (a la MapReduce, etc) or as a professor doing research and bringing my work to industry as an entrepreuneur or consultant to the R&D arm of an established tech company.
Check out "What I've Done" (above), and a link to my resume, if you'd like to see more.
Dreams (in no particular order):
[Coming up with these was harder than I expected, so here's an entirely non-representative one]
Answers: 1. Toad
Research and Publications:
Yale Database Group (Yale). Advisor: Dan Abadi.
SQL Beyond Structure: Text, Documents, and Key-Value Pairs. Daniel Tahara and Daniel Abadi. Presented at NEDB 2014.
Laboratory of Networked Systems (Yale). Advisor: Yang R. Yang.
Data Mining and Search Group (MTA SZTAKI). Advisor: Andras Benczur.
Real-time streaming mobility analytics. Andras Garzo, Csaba Sidlo, Daniel Tahara, Erik Wyatt, and Andras Benczur. In IEEE BigData 2013.
Check me out on github!
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