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 Computational Linguistics
The next Seattle musical performance that I am going to is
Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony on April 16, 2015.
Many people think Shostakovich is not easy to listen to,
but I believe this is the kind of music
that quickly grows on you.
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.