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          From an early age I’ve always been deeply interested in computing. It was my dad, introducing me to the computer systems at his studio that first sparked this interest. I can always remember the feeling of wanting to know just how computers worked, why they worked and what else they could do. 

          This interest never left me, only growing more profound and passionate with every new discovery I made. From seeing the wonders of the Internet for the first time to communicating with an artificial intelligence, computers have left me fascinated with just how much power yet mystery they hold. In my freshman year in college I chose to study the bascis of computer science to develop both myself and my understanding of the subject. From there I have taken more complex courses like Analysis of Algorithms; it helped me to understand how certain algorithms work faster than others and how each algorithm should be used when creating complex code, while Managerial Finance in the tech field has given me a greater insight into the business aspects of the computer industry.

       Over the last year I've researched with a group on how to improve Underwater Sensor Networks, which are sensors which are placed underwater to detect oils spills or foreign chemicals, which then alert the nearest coastal headquarters of the contamination. I care a lot about the environment and believe that this is the right step to making the world a cleaner place, as our world is roughly consisting of 70% of water. We implemented the Lattice Boltzmann Methods into the algorithm of how the sensors detected the foreign substance and found out that using these methods, the detection rate increased by 30%. Not only were we able to detect it at a faster rate, but we were able to get images of the substance and the speed of how it was moving per second. This research was put in as my Capstone Project and I am very proud of it, a step closer to cleaning the sea water so that all aquatic life can be free of such dangers.  

       This research has taught me to how to balance tasks effectively, how critical teamwork can be and how to delegate tasks to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In the meantime I've been teaching myself other coding languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as honing my other skills (C++, Java, and MySQL). Besides doing that I tend to go out and golf, as I enjoy the scenery of the golf course and always attempt to get a birdie or a hole in one. 

    I am looking forward with great anticipation to the challenges in the projects I would be placed in with SocialCoder.