English (Fluently), French (Okay), C++ (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly)
I'm an engineer, an intellectual, and above all, a romantic.
I'm albino, and I wear fedoras.
I dream about the big things and enjoy the little ones.
I see in ideas and feel in music.
And I'm here to change the world.
What I’m doing with my life
At the moment, I'm writing a mathematics textbook for engineers.
People often loathe math, but I think the real problem isn't the
material—it's how the material has been taught. I honestly think
that most people could understand fairly complicated math concepts
If they were taught in the right way.
As my main gig, I'm a student at Johns Hopkins University,
concentrating in Biomedical Engineering. I am also a researcher at
the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, developing brain-controlled
prosthetics for paraplegics and amputees, as well as modeling and
mapping the intricate flows of information within the brain.
Basically, I'm a mind-reader ;).
I am hoping to advance the bounds of human knowledge in the
biomedical field, particularly in the area of neuroengineering. The
brain is such a magnificent, beautiful thing, but to date it is not
well understood at all. I strongly believe that, by understanding
the brain, we can unlock incredible new possibilities for
I’m really good at
Listening, and solving problems. Whenever a friend comes to me with
some sort of problem, whatever it is—emotional, relationship,
academic—I immediately go into problem-solver mode, and try to work
through a solution to whatever is going on. People come to me a lot
in crises because I can work through a difficult issue calmly and
I also have a gift for communicating complex ideas at a
down-to-earth level. This is why I'm considering being a professor
in the future. I'm also quite good at argumentation; I actually
find that debate and philosophical discussion are some of the most
fun activities =).
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. I'm albino, so my hair is quite bright blonde, and just
because of my family history, it happens to be fantastically curly.
I love it.
People also notice very quickly that I'm a brain. I like to think a
lot—and I suppose it shows xD.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Studying, or working on personal projects.
Current project: modeling cognitive evolution. The goal is to
create a bunch of very simple simulated creatures, each one with
its own "brain", and then to use a "survival of the fittest" model
to pick the ones who pass on their "computer DNA" to the next
generation. I'm curious to know if it really is possible to create
complex, "life-like" behavior with such a (relatively) simple
I also go out every once in a while, but that's a little bit of a
rarity. Mostly I do it for people-watching; people do the most
interesting things at parties xD...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a teddy bear named Aleeza that I hug every night before I go
to bed. She is so adorable! ^.^
Oh and I have a huge thing for goth (and/or dark, quiet,
mysterious) girls. I have no idea why.
You should message me if
You find me interesting, and you want to be friends.
Or, if you feel a spark, and are interested in progressing that
friendship into a long-term relationship. =). (I still want to get
to know you first though lol.)