I graduated BSEE, Electrical Engineering Major in Power, Communications, Computers, and Robotics. I was a scholar all my life, never paid for education. However, I never practiced my profession. I went straight to business after graduation. My business now is on plastic covering materials, including geosynthetics. I love molecular biology because I grew up with molecular biologists. I have been an online gamer since college. I find foldit a good game because I do not have to be on the computer all the time. This game will not damage your life like other online games.
Bonsai is my real passion. I like to commune with nature.
Information analyst. Background: degree in Mathematics and Computer science. C systems programmer a long time ago.
I have 25 years of professional experience in IT, rewrote ray tracing software in x86 assembly language, built a 3d interface for LCD shutter glasses so I could play Descent stereoscopically in 1996, optimized Raistmer's SETI at home in SSSE3 assembly, created and sold computer art, wrote up and filed patents, trademarks, domains.
I like to push frontiers and discover new ones.
I have funded and built a series of workstations exclusively for use with Foldit, running 24/7 reaching a historical 25.000.000 moves on may 7th 2012 at 15:45 UTC. My avatar is a thermal image of one of the high performance computers I built.
I reached Global Soloist Rank #1 position for the first time on june 24, 2012 at 14:00 CET.
Contenders is my home and I feel happy being among like-minded souls who are passionate about what they do.
Profession: Computer Systems Analyst
Profile Picture: Me (at work)
I don't have a science background, but, most of the stocks I trade in are in the bio or stemcell sector. The premise of this game fascinates me. ;)
No trees were killed in the creation of this message. However, many electrons were terribly inconvenienced. ;)
An educated redneck from Dallas, Texas, USA.
When I was in grad school in 1985 at the State University of New York at Buffalo, my master's thesis was to construct and present a computer program that predicted the secondary structures (helix, sheet, loop) of proteins based on their amino acid sequences. Tertiary structure (i.e. folding) prediction was a pie-in-the-sky fantasy. Imagine my delight, a quarter century later, to find out that not only are people determining tertiary structures of proteins, but they've made a *game* of it.
I play to win; but I am not always in a serious mood. You can often find me in global chat cuttin' up with my trusty cyber-horse "Trigger" and/or my evil cyber-nemesis "Headless Chicken Villain". Say howdy if you see us.
Retired IT: poetry, singing
I used to do Moly Bolly. Now I do IT consulting for Pharma. Cool!