I hail from the vast state of Rhode Island where I spent the first 22 years of my life. After growing up in the colonial town of East Greenwich I then hit the “big city” and shipped off to our grand state capital, Providence, to study at the renowned Brown University. While at Brown I studied (among a smattering of other classical subjects) Computer Engineering and Multimedia Signal Processing, in which I received my Sc.B. in 2002. After graduation I worked briefly in the beverage industry at The Front Page in London, England. I then moved to Darmstadt, Germany where I did a “pre-doc” at the Fraunhofer Center for Research in Computer Graphics. I continued my international travels Summer 2004 when I worked at Joanneum Research in the beautiful Graz, Austria.
I enjoy clever movies and books, reading them and watching them alike. I also appreciate going to small form theater, seeing the occasional improv show, and practicing latin dances such as salsa, bachata, and tango. I have been known to study such languages as Norwegian, German, Spanish, French, Greek, and Arabic. I like traveling and exploring culture in a general and specific sense.