Hi. I'm Aaron.
I am a 27-year-old computer science Ph.D. student at UNC researching video compression.
I was born in Worcester, MA, grew up in Myrtle Beach, SC, and now live in Chapel Hill, NC.
I prefer colder climates. Seattle, Washington DC, and Boston are my favorite US cities.
I graduated from Coastal Carolina University in May 2014 and earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.
I graduated with a 4.0 GPA and received the 2014 Distinguished Student Award.
After undergrad, I moved to North Carolina to pursue a Ph.D. at UNC in Chapel Hill. I'm currently a Research Assistant working with Ketan Mayer-Patel. My dissertation is on video transrating techniques.
I also help teach at UNC. I help instruct our Java CS2 course as well as Introduction to Web Programming.
I developed My Digital Hand to improve student-led office hours in large CS courses like those at UNC.
In my free time, I like to tinker with software, play video games, follow politics, hang out at bars, watch sports (go Heels!), and travel.
I have many interests! Here are a few:
- web development
- software design
- video games
...and here are some technologies I love:
- Visual Studio
- Font Awesome
- Bootstrap 4
- C / C++
- Ruby on Rails
Want to stay in touch, grab a coffee, or have a conversation? Here's how to reach me.