I’m currently working as a Software Engineer at Google. I am part of the YouTube Premium team in San Bruno, CA, focusing on bringing better benefits and higher value to the YouTube Premium subscription.
Before Google I completed my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Georgia Tech between 2016 and 2018. During this time, I switched between part-time and full-time roles as an undergraduate researcher and a teaching assistant.
My work as an undergraduate researcher, advised by Prof. Dana Randall, was on stochastic algorithms for self-organizing particle systems, an abstraction of programmable matter. Our goals included creating and simulating distributed algorithms based on Markov chains, as well as proving properties of these algorithms. My undergraduate thesis, titled Markov Chain Algorithms for Emergent Phenomena in Self-Organizing Particle Systems, was submitted December 2019 and is available here on Georgia Tech’s thesis database. Visit my Research Page for more information about our work and publications.
I was Senior TA for CS 2110, Computer Organization and Programming, under Dan Forsyth. Between August 2017 and December 2018 I worked as part of a team that teaches labs & recitations, prepares exams and quizzes and produces homework assignments. I was promoted to Senior TA for Fall 2018, and put in charge of planning & supervising course materials and assessments. More about my teaching work is available on my Teaching Page.
I am a collaborator on zucchini, an open-source autograder framework for use in programming courses, and I am the author of a number of open-source projects such as particles, our research project simulator; Coban, a Turkish TV show aggregator; as well as a host of Minecraft and MTA plugins and other works. You can find more about these on my GitHub, linked on the sidebar.
Details about my research and teaching adventures as well as other ramblings about technology can be found in my blog, although this has not been updated for the good part of the last decade.
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