Academic and Personal Bio
I was born in Russia and moved to the Bay Area when
I was 10. My Ph.D. path started at Cabrillo Community College where I
studied Physics, Math and Computer Science. I later transferred to UC Berkeley, where I finished
a Physics undergraduate degree. While at Berkeley, I had a deep fascination for the fundamental
nature of our world. To that end, my work at Berkeley focused on creating algorithms that detect
the elusive neutrino particle (while difficult to detect, neutrinos carry a lot of useful
information about how our world works on the most fundamental levels). This work allowed me to
stumble upon Machine Learning and AI, and I became fascinated with building intelligent systems.
I finally ended up a Machine Learning/AI Ph.D. student at Stanford.
I have a cute dog and an indifferent cat. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, camping,
and bike riding.