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 as an education-focussed faculty member. 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 launching a new not-for-profit high school, the Vancouver Independent School for Science and Technology, which is Vancouver’s first and only STEM high school.
For a non-exhaustive list of things that didn’t work out along the way, see my CV of Failures.