My name is Eliot, and I'm a computer science student at Rice University in Houston, Texas. I was born in San Francisco, and grew up in Buffalo, New York. Some of my other academic interests include math, literature, history, physics, and economics. I also like to play basketball and watch sports in my free time.
I'm currently working as a research assistant under Dr. Alan L. Cox. We're implementing transparent 64KB superpage support on ARM systems into the FreeBSD kernel. Superpages improve the performance of a broad class of applications by reducing the frequency of costly TLB misses during memory accesses. I'll be continuing this project into a fifth year master's degree through Rice CS's Graduate Research Fellowship program.
As of the Spring 2023 semester, I'm the head TA for COMP 321, Rice's introductory computer systems class. This is my second consecutive semester in the role. In Fall 2021, I TAed for COMP 215, a course on introductory object-oriented programming, data structures, and program design principles. I served as a TA for COMP 182, an introductory discrete math and algorithms course taken by all CS students at Rice in their first year, for the Spring 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
During the summer and fall of 2020, I was a member of Rice's CS Bioinformatics Group led by Dr. Luay Nakhleh. There, I investigated the performance of various methods of inferring phylogenetic networks (an extension of the concept of a gene tree which allows for events like hybridization) based on genetic data using a HPC cluster.
Also over the summer of 2020, I helped instruct a group of incoming Master of Computer Science students during a weeklong discrete mathematics bootcamp that was designed for learners without a pre-existing background in computer science.
I'm the co-President of the Rice CS Club, and I previously served as the Co-Internal Vice President as well as a member of the Club's I/O Committee, which works to further student-faculty interaction within the computer science department at Rice. At McMurtry College, one of Rice's eleven residential colleges, I've served in the past as a First-Year Representative, Treasurer, and External Social committee co-head. In the latter role I planned Y2K, the first "public party" at Rice since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, I'm a member of McMurtry's Seniors commitee as well as the director of the Technology Sector of the Rice Undergraduate Investment Fund.
My resume can be found here. (Updated 2/2023)
I also have a profile on LinkedIn.
My email is ehs3 [AT] rice.edu.
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