I was born in Pogradec, Albania and grew up in Tirana, Albania. During high school, my family and I moved to Philadelphia, PA.
I graduated with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's and Master's both in Computer Science. My undergraduate focus is in Computer Graphics, while my graduate immersion is in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Intelligence.
I enjoy working on ideas and projects in addition to my day job at Microsoft. I love playing guitar (big Red Hot Chili Peppers fan), playing tennis occasionally and hiking on the weekends.
Favorite computer games: CS:GO, Factorio, Software Inc., Cities: Skylines, Civ V, Tropico 4, KSP, Rome: Total War, HoI4, ...
Favorite comedians: Mark Normand, Nate Bargatze, Kevin Hart, Jim Jefferies
Favorite shows: Silicon Valley, The Office, Friends