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.
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.
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. ;)
Retired IT: poetry, singing
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.
skype name trent.galvis1
I am now giving foldit lesson of some sort through video chat.
Matthias Gaebel ist ein 39 Jahre alter Falter aus Deutschland.M.G. is a 39 years old bloke from the region between Danmark and Switzerland.Yes, that's in Europe.He is unrelated to cheese.
There's a story behind my name. I swear!
I fold a bit.
I like to score really high, really quickly. Then I check my email and maybe do some dishes.
I used to do Moly Bolly. Now I do IT consulting for Pharma. Cool!
Retired Medical Technologist. Worked in clinical immunology lab in teaching hospital. Currently volunteering for Audubon Society, Soaring Club, and my city's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program.
Various assignments for France telecom in India,Mexico
Argentina.Executive vicepresident of Telmex.
Vice president of telecomArgentina.