I am a MS CS student specializing in Systems and Networking. I will be graduating this December and working with Milcord LLC in their Research and Development center as a Software and Security Engineer. My interests lie in the field of Systems - designing secure, functional and portable Operating Systems, Real time systems and Distributed computing. As a side hobby, I also fiddle with Offensive, Defensive and Information Security, studying Systems, breaking them and developing strategies to overcome vulnerabilities, privacy and public data protection.
I have an open view of the world, always experimenting with new technologies and taking in all of the experiences. Aside from computers and technologies, I am also a musician - I play guitar, piano and the harmonica, an artist, a shutterbug and an astronomer. I often experiment with lasers, build telescopes, optics and electronics. Basically, I am a DIY freak.. :)
I was particularly surprised at the depth of procedures that go on at a hospital's ER - from the point a patient enters the ER to the point where he/she leaves the ER. Jeremy gave a wonderful, concise overview of these processes. These help us better understand and classify problems associated with ER and design suitable solutions accordingly. Each step, may it be 'Triage,' 'Evaluation,' 'Admit,' 'Discharge,' or 'Transfer' is in itself a complex process and each of these has its very own set of problems that need to be solved. It kind of guides us Engineers to formulate solutions focused on the area and not get carried away. Wonderful and clear presentation by Jeremy!
The list of projects presented by Professor Ellen gave us a clear idea on the complexity and standards set by previous batch of students. One of my favorites was the project that helped nurses carry out their jobs easier. As a computer scientist, I was naturally drawn to it because of the underlying math and complexity problem. I couldn't help but relate it to math - we usually deal with abstract problems regarding complexity, for example a Traveling Salesman problem or shortest path routing. These can be applied in everyday life too! My second favorite project was the triage chair that if put in production could be a very helpful tool for doctors/nurses at the hospital and at the same time, provide comfort to the patient when they are waiting to be evaluated.