Career/life path? Here

Favorite quotes?
  • "Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weight."
    -Ronnie Coleman
  • "You solve one problem and you solve the next one and then the next. And if you solve enough problems, you get to come home."
    -from The Martian
  • "C is for cookie, that's good enough for me."
    - Cookie Monster

Favorite area of math? I like working on applied problems that are not solvable using standard off-the-shelf techniques. Instead, a solution is achieved by leveraging domain-specific structure of the problem:
  1. compile heuristics based on domain expertise,
  2. unify them into a coherent mathematical framework, and
  3. generalize it to all necessary use-cases while keeping it elegant enough that the engineering implementation remains feasible.