I'm a software engineer in the Pierce Lab at Caltech, where I work on NUPACK as part of the molecular programming project. I'm interested in algorithms and applications geared toward understanding and designing bio-molecular functionality. I'm also really interested in quantum computing, and in particular the design of novel quantum algorithms/circuits that could be useful in the biological sciences. I have a more general interest in the idea of open scientific collaboration and learning, and consequently I am very excited about this course!