About me: I was born and raised in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As an undergraduate student at Princeton University, I studied physics and worked on research projects in biophysics. In graduate school I switched fields to computer science and received my PhD from the machine learning group at Harvard University. After graduate school I joined the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia where I am currently an Associate Professor of Teaching, which is an education-focussed faculty position. At UBC I was part of the team that created UBC’s Master of Data Science Program, where I taught courses and also served as Co-Director. I am currently on leave from UBC to focus on founding a new high school, the Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology.
For a non-exhaustive list of things that didn’t work out along the way, see my CV of Failures.