I am a researcher and developer in machine learning (with an emphasis on computer vision) at a start-up in New York. My interests include statistics, physics, philosophy, and literature.
I got my PhD in particle physics at UPenn and CERN, where I studied properties of the newly discovered Higgs Boson. You can read details about the research I did here.
The start of this Alberto Caeiro poem summarizes my outlook pretty well:
The astonishing reality of things
Is my discovery everyday.
Each thing is what it is,
And it's hard to explain to someone how happy this makes me,
And how much this suffices me.
The poems of Robinson Jeffers give a similar feeling.