C ountless times in my life, I have been faced with enormous problems I had never experienced before. They ranged from how to survive in the war-torn country of Bosnia and Herzegovina to how to determine whether bacteria that had been frozen for thousands of years under the, now melting, glaciers in Iceland was dangerous for humans. Other problems included designing a homemade solution for the campus-wide energy monitoring system, investigating the cause of coffee rust in Nicaragua, as well as how to scale up high-performance computing education in the U.S.A. And most-recently, working from the silicon valley in both Bangalore, India and Sunnyvale, California on the “latest e-commerce weapon” as Fortune Magazine described it.
You have probably discovered by now that, in a nutshell, I love to solve interesting and important problems. I am always challenging my comfort zone by learning new things and traveling to and living in different places around the world.