I am a computational linguistics PhD student at UW Linguistics
I have a bachelor's degree from UW CSE (2014).
I am currently on fellowship sponsored by Microsoft, and working on my first generals paper.
The next Seattle musical performance that I am going to is
Brahms, Symphony No.3 on October 5, 2015.
This music is featured in the beautiful film
based on a novel by Françoise Sagan.
(Actually, in Sagan's novel a different work is mentioned,
but the 3rd movement of the Third Symphony
just works perfectly for the film.)
I was born and grew up in a fantastic place called Akademgorodok near Novosibirsk, Russia. You can see a lot of forest if you zoom out. It is a town built specifically for a University and a number of research institutes. My parents both worked in such institutes, and so did parents of most of my friends, and maybe that's why I decided to become a researcher myself.