Antimatroid, The

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End of the Grad School Era

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If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~ Frank A. Clark

After a year-and-a-half of intense work, I’m happy to announce that I’ve completed my Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science. It has been a unique experience full of challenges and opportunities that I did not fully anticipate when I quit my job as a Senior Software Developer last year. I met a diverse group of people at different points in their lives who all shared a common goal- to seek out new knowledge and improve themselves; I among them. But it also meant studying something I’m passionate about, and I’m looking forward to putting into practice my new found machine learning knowledge.

When I announced going back to school I talked about making a jump; this idea that there was something better waiting for me out there. After being in the air for the past year-and-a-half, I’ve landed on the west coast where I’ll be writing software related to artificial intelligence research. It’s a departure from the life I’ve built here in Colorado, but it’s also an opportunity to continue advancing my knowledge and cultivating expertise in a unique area; it is a jump to bigger and better things that I hope will be a rewarding experience.

It’s tough to say what opportunities I’ll get to work on side projects in the coming year, but I do hope to work on some miscellaneous projects related to clustering GPS trajectories; put some time into my fitness tracking application Viderefit; and put more time into GPU-based speech recognition system I’ve been steadily working on. As always, check out the archive for old posts, and subscribe by e-mail (see side column), RSS, or Twitter (@antimatroidthe) for the latest happenings.


Written by lewellen

2016-01-19 at 8:00 am

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  1. Congrats on the MS degree and welcome to the west and welcome to AI Computing!

    Tavi Truman

    2016-01-19 at 11:33 am

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