taking another NLP course on coursera for review, learning how to garden, working at Yelp, bouldering, reading (recently read: Moral Combat – highly recommended).
I'm a software developer at Yelp. I work on the search-infrastructure team, though I occasionally contribute to the quality side. I have decent scripting, design, and communication skills. I have a lot of interest in research, but haven't produced anything groundbreaking yet. Here's my cv, but it doesn't usually get updated that often.
Also, I'm sorry to disappoint, but I'm not currently [as of Mar 2013] available for hire. So, please don't send me recruiting emails ... at least not impersonal ones.
I was a student at UC Berkeley, under the supervision of Ras Bodik. I worked on tools to facilitate development of GPU programs, using SKETCH and Haskell EDSLs. A while before that, I independently built a CUDA video coder using GA-tuned lifting wavelets. (More details on my CV).
Here's my digital footprint, if you want to do some stalking (just don't be creepy): g+ page (personal); blog (tech notes / links); stackoverflow (programming q&a site); github (code samples, etc.); bitbucket (code samples, etc.).
I prefer gender-neutral pronouns.
email: [gatoatigrado at gmail]; cell: 443-267-8864