Although I have posted a ReadMe file, acting like my fellow programmers —— they prefer to be called software engineers, I feel obliged to introduce myself a little more before you read my personal blogs.
I’m pursuing a PhD degree in computer science at Purdue University and this is the end of my first year (05/23/2017). You can find an academic version of me on my Google sites which hasn’t been updated for a long time. My research interest lies in data mining & machine learning. I don’t know much about deep learning right now, and don’t ask why. I also want to introduce my awesome advisor Jennifer Neville (She looks much prettier than the photos).
My hometown is Yangzhou (扬州), Jiangsu Province, a small city with a long history which becomes increasingly famous recently because of some “magical” reasons. I spent seventeen years there before I went to Shanghai for college study. It was such a pleasure and honor that I was admitted the same high school and university as some famous previous president which I hesitate to speak out his name. Actually I was lucky enough to be chosen to welcome him during his visit in our high school.
Speaking of my fabulous undergrad years, I still miss everything there, my friends, my dorm, fantastic libraries, and most importantly, the six dining halls and all kinds of delivery foods. Actually I was admitted to the medical school at first, but I switched to school of engineering due to the frighten of killing small animals and memorizing dull medical terms. I finally discovered my interest and passion in computer science and I honestly didn’t know why. People in China love making fun of programmers, claiming that those “Coding Peasants” live in a binary word and know nothing about real life, let alone GIRLS. I always thought I’m not a typical programmer, but the truth is, I have gradually merged into this group of people and I love being one of them. Not sure if it’s a good thing - “Coding Peasants” is the only groups of guys I know much about and feel most comfortable to communicate with.
I’m an introvert person almost always. I’ve been trying to appear outgoing since my childhood but I failed. Perhaps this is why I have to find something to fill up the spare time (i.e. when I don’t want to study) by writing blogs rather than hangout out with friends. Believe it or not, I’m pretty good at managing long-distance relationship, which is another skill acquired being a busy PhD student.
It’s always a good idea to leave my address (expecting postcards, gifts, etc.):
2081 Puget Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47906, U.S.