About me

The author

I'm a software engineer, open-source developer, and researcher based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Artificial cognition

In my personal time, I’ve been working toward providing machines with adaptability, imagination, and intelligence. The emphasis is on developing general proto-intelligence first, with the firm belief that optimizing the system for domain-specific applications doesn’t serve that goal.

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Random things

Structural bioinformatics (2000–2007)

The SuMo project was an attempt to identify local similarities in unrelated 3D structures of proteins, in the hope that they would share a similar biological function.

This involved complex heuristics for somewhat limited results. It permanently convinced me that a system capable of forming its own intuition about the behavior of proteins would be the key to solving this problem, and many others.