Electrical Engineering and Computer SciencesUC Berkeley
I am currently a third year student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley and am very interested in efficient algorithms, large data sets, high performance computing as well as tough engineering problems. I take great pride in being able to crack challenging tasks with concise logic.
Who am I?
I was raised on a raisin farm au naturale as opposed to some of the other products of agriculture these days. Anyways, I really liked building things but I lived about half an hour away from the nearest city so I had to make due with what scrap our little farm had lying around.
An "engineering project" of mine was repairing an old seized lawn mower tractor which I ended up fixing. I then wanted more power out of it which cause the engine to seize once again killing my little five horse-power lawn mower.
My family and I moved to the Silicon Valley before I started high school. This was due to the fact that my parents wanted my secondary education to challenge me rather than me continuing to go to rural schools. Which ended up happening.
This is when I was introduced to the world of computers and the Internet. At first I was fascinated with electronics, then computer hardware, and finally computer science. I then acquired a copy of Red Hat and started to learn Linux and C. After many reinstalls and segmentation faults, I finally taught myself the ropes.
After facing the challenges of a rigorous high school coming from a rural area, the masochist part of me wanted it to continue. I now attend Berkeley for EECS.
Studying on it's own is no fun so here are some hacks!