The moment I wrote and executed my first program on a computer, I felt this sense of power. It was a different world for me, where I had the power to make it do anything. It was that moment I knew I wanted to become a computer scientist.
What I enjoy most about being a computer scientist at the Lab is that my work is used to support an important mission. I wear many hats in my work here at the Laboratory. As a principal investigator, I enjoy working with researchers and pushing technology to explore techniques and methodologies that have not been proved. As an associate division leader, I enjoy challenging, influencing and nurturing computer scientists in their career endeavors.