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
Faure's Requiem on December 3, 2015.
I have never heard the piece before,
and honestly, know nothing about it!
I really love Mozart's and Verdi's Requiems though.
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.