I started my PhD program back in August 2021. So far, I’ve met many wonderful people including but not limited to the folks at the RAIR lab which I’m now a part of.
For my first two semesters I was a teaching assistant. The first was Introduction to Computer Science and the second was Principles of Software. Both of these classes had what I would consider a large amount of students (> 300), which meant that there were multiple TAs splitting the class into smaller lab/recitation sections. Honestly those labs and recitations were the best part of the TAing experience.
In Summer 2022, I will be at IBM Research in Yorktown Heights, NY. I’m looking forward to having more research dedicated time.
Living in Upstate NY, this is the coldest winter I’ve been through. There are many of you in far colder places, but I was not mentally prepared for the constant 15 degrees Fahrenheit weather. What helped keep me warm:
- Window Insulator Kit (lowers the amount of heat escape)
- Thermal underlayers (top and bottom)
- Soup (Nice and warm)
- Heated Blanket (much cheaper than a space heater)
- Snow spikes (for hiking in the winter)
Now that we’re approaching summer again, I look forward to going on more hikes. You can check out some of the trails I completed on my AllTrails profile.