I’m a software engineer, proud veteran, and even prouder husband and father. I live and work in Silicon Valley, and love to learn about learning (EdTech), ML/AI/RL, and cybersecurity.
You can find out “how I tick” by reading my leadership philosophy.
Earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MIT
Served in the U.S. Army, deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan
Built a bunch of awesome robots, consulted/freelanced
Took my first online course, committed to lifelong learning
Earned a M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Tech
Worked at Udacity, helped democratize education
Founded Darby Labs
At best, it represents who you are and what you can deliver as a leader, and at worst, it’s a contract for what you aspire to be.
I first wrote down my leadership philosophy about a decade ago by writing down all the values and practices I embraced. At the time, every great leader and commander I served with had a written philosophy—so, I thought I should craft one myself. It changed a lot since then, and I’ve changed a lot.
Every now and then, I review and revise it. Sometimes I’ll add a few bullet...
Below are some projects that I completed outside of work. Since my day job is in web development, I’ve been focusing mostly on AI/ML and cybersecurity.
Reproduced and analyzed Multipath TCP (MPTCP) and experimental results from How Hard Can it Be? Designing and Implementing a Deployable Multipath TCP (Raicu 2012) on a virtualized network.
A reproduction of experimental results of Learning to Predict by Methods of Temporal Difference Learning (Sutton 1988).
Drop me an email. I’d love to hear your story.