23 Sep 2000 aaronv   » (Apprentice)

At an improbability of 2^3498 and falling...

Who knows how I ended up where I am, but it's great. School is great, work is great... Now I just need some more time for my comp sci hobby, god knows it's scarce ;)

classes have begun. School is great. I love it. I could go to school forever. Oh well, we all have to make a living ;). I'm taking:

  • ME 211 (statics for engineering majors) -- 3 units
  • EE 112 (introduction to analog circuit design) -- 2 units
  • MATH 242 (First order differential equations) -- 4 units
  • PHYS 133 (General physics, this focuses on dynamics) -- 4 units
  • PSYCH 202 (fluff psychology class, gets me a few units) -- 3 units

All around, my classes are fun. I love math and physics, and my major. I can't decide on a direction for grad school yet (whether it be a study of biology and interfacing biological/electrical systems, physics and CSC for quantum computing, or any number of other fields that fascinate me) but I do know that I want it to have something to do with computer science.

So what do you think? I'd like to hear from people in hybrid fields. I really think that's the only way I could go; I don't want to be just a 'computer engineer' or a 'computer scientist' or an 'electrical engineer'. I also want to be an academic the rest of my life, but I need to work on my study habits if that's ever going to happen ;)

Anyway, at work I've been reading every article that comes through about CFD and other types of physical modeling for error-bounded simulations. Some of them from mike warren himself, a guy who my boss is collaborating with on this project of ours. All of my classes (except PSY) apply perfectly. I've been playing with a little point charge/mass simulation code myself...

And all I can say is.... MPI is amazingly elegant! Props to the standards committee.

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