I am a computational linguistics PhD student at UW Linguistics
I have a bachelor's degree from UW CSE (2014).
I currently TA for Intro to Syntax for Computational Linguistics.
The next Seattle musical performance that I am going to is
Dvor̆ák and Tchaikovsky on September 18.
They are both my favorite composers, and I think both are great to trigger interest in classical music.
One of my most favorite things by Dvor̆ák is his Serenade for strings.
Hard to pick one of Tchaikovsky's works,
but a particularly important one for me is the opera Eugene Onegin.
This duel scene is great. The shadows are reminiscent of Pushkin's drawings.
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.