IEEE Member, IEEE Consumer Technology Society
Q: What inspired you to become an engineer? Were you always interested in technology? If so, why? If not, when did you become interested and why?
A: My dream job was firefighter growing up, although I’ve always been interested in technology.
My mother was a programmer, which wasn’t too common several decades ago, and that piqued my interest in problem solving at an early age; I’ve always enjoyed tackling, and solving, problems. Her profession also exposed me to gaming at a young age, which served as a gateway for me to other aspects of technology.
In fact, later in life, many of the decisions I’ve made with respect to my education, research focuses and career can be tied back to my love of gaming and interactive entertainment.