Video games have been a big part of my life since elementary school. Through all these years I played games of various genres on multiple platforms. RPG (role-playing game) and MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) games are my favorite types. Now I play some DotA 2 and Smite when I take breaks from research.


I have always been a big fan of music, classical music particularly. I played the accordion for over 20 years and I have been teaching myself the piano since I came to the US. I also played tuba and flute. Chopin is my favorite composer (who doesn’t like Chopin?) and I also have a special taste for Tango and the Spanish style of music. Libertango, Por una Cabeza and Asturias are my favorite pieces in this category.