I don't like my profile name but OkCupid won't let me change it. My name is Ethan, that is what I most prefer to be called.
I have spent most of my life in the Northeast, primarily NY. I worked in the publishing and finance industry for a number of years in New York City. This included being one of the original employees of a successful startup company. I decided to come back to school to pursue a PhD in computer science at UCLA, focusing on heuristic search, a subfield of artificial intelligence. I like to think I'm not too much an egghead even though the circumstansial evidence might suggest otherwise.
When I'm not working, I like to dance (swing,salsa) (but don't ask me to dance without a partner unless you want a good laugh). I had played the drums for most of my life but I seem to be on hiatus for the past few years. Hopefully one day I will get back to that. Athletically I run, workout, cycle, play softball, tennis, golf, soccer and other sports. Like everyone else, I enjoy travel. While I haven't done so in a while, I enjoy camping. I once went on a two month bicycle trip and camped the whole way.
In general, I tend to be someone you can rely on. I like to help the people I am close to when possible, whether it be sharing wisdom, with grunt work or in many other ways. People tend to find me somewhat interesting, I like to think my mind has some decent thoughts inside of it. I can be impatient, stubborn and argumentative but continue to try to curb this behavior. Hopefully the good outweighs the bad.
I am trustworthy, caring, and active