I'm very interested in psychology, self-experimentation, neurocentric learning, and a whole slew of other things. I like taking the research approach out of the lab and applying it to try and improve my life and my surroundings. I'm also an occasional photographer, fitness nut, food enthusiast, miscreant, vagabond and wanna-be jalopy-racer. I also run the Vancouver chapter of the Quantified Self group.
In my academic life, I'm advised by Wolfgang Heidrich. My PhD research has focused on computational photography and perceptually-based image processing. My Masters degree was also in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, co-supervised by Wolfgang Heidrich and Lorne Whitehead. I completed my undergraduate education at Carnegie Mellon University, with another a degree in Computer Science.
In my various employments, I've done work on image processing, computer vision and mobile devices. Some of the companies and clients I've had the opportunity to work with include BrightSide Technologies, Dolby Laboratories, Vidigami Media, and Mobify.
If you're really really interested you might like my partial cv/resumé. I'm completing my degree, but am looking for exciting new projects to be a part of starting later this year. Are you doing something cool with cameras, monitors, sensors or other technology? We should have a chat.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so I'll save your time and my breath and just leave it at this. I strive for intersection of thought.
You can find me on a number of social sites. I'm a bit schizophrenic when it comes to usernames, but it's usually matttrent, mtrent or squarewithin.
Feel free to email me about anything and everything. I can be reached at .