I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and due to my passion for the outdoors and outdoor photography, I love it here. Feel free to see a gallery
of some of my outdoor photos. I am of the opinion that one's life should be constructed in a conscious, deliberate, compassionate way based on the best scientific evidence, and with consideration for the interests of all life-forms: I view this as a universal perspective, because it minimizes observer-specific bias. To that end, I am passionate about topics such as environmental protection
, animal rights
, rights of nature
, whole plant foods
, following lifestyle medicine
guidelines, higher education and the scientific process such as encountered in doctoral programs, long-term investing such as through index funds
especially in companies with low emissions
, and living a sustainable, low-carbon lifestyle working for green companies
. Happily, Adobe does a pretty good job in terms of sustainability
My career has focused on computer science research with numerous Adobe and academic collaborators, and particularly on algorithms used by photographers. Currently, I work mainly on computer graphics and vision topics, such as image and video processing, texture, deep learning for image tasks, and domain specific languages especially for shaders.
For the years 2013-2017, I was an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Virginia.
Please see my C.V.
or my publications
below for more information.