I like science and scepticism. I enjoy podcasts like the Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Kevin Rose's Foundation. I am very interested in artificial intelligence, deep learning and philosophy of mind.
I'm very honest and open. I have the INTJ/INTF personality type.
I own a few bitcoin and find the concept of cryptocurrency fascinating.
Things I do for fun: reading, running, downhill skiing and exploring.
Would like to find a group to play board games with. Also planning to get into indoor rock climbing soon.
Trying to make the transition into machine learning / data science and get out of academia.
Other than that, I'm pretty humble about my abilities. I'm good at many things, but how 'good' is really relative. For instance, compared to most people I'm good at math, but relative to people in my field, I'm not. I also juggle better than most people, but I wouldn't say I'm 'really good' at it.
Some of my other favorite books are "Neuromancer", "Snow Crash", "The Moon is Harsh Mistress", and "Cat's Cradle". I like hard sci-fi and cyberpunk/transhumanist fiction. I read maybe a book a month at most, but am trying to read more. I read a fair amount of nonfiction as well, right now I'm reading "the Blank Slate" by Stephen Pinker.
A few of my favorite movies are "Blade Runner", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Dr. Strangelove".
I've listened to a very wide variety of music over the years. Right now I listen to a lot of electronica (drum and bass, triphop, electropop) and post rock. Some random bands that I like are CHVRCHES, Metric, Third Eye Blind, God is an Astronaut, The Postal Service... the list could go on for a while...