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 Disco, enabling content providers to create, scale, and deliver dynamic video
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).
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