quan m. nguyen


I'm an Nth-year (N≈4.5) graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and I'm advised by Professor Daniel Sanchez. Before that, I attended the University of California, Berkeley, where I worked in the ASPIRE Lab (formerly the ParLab). And before that, I attended Troy High School in Fullerton, California.

As an engineer in the field of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, I love to tinker, "hack", examine, disassemble, re-assemble, and otherwise understand any bit of hardware or software I can get my hands on. Not surprisingly, I have quite a fondness for computer architecture. I've tussled with Verilog, pushed chips through the IC design process, nearly burned myself touching FPGA heatsinks, and ported the Linux kernel to the new RISC-V architecture.

Aside from the academic endeavors, I write (occasionally represented on the blog), collect public transportation maps, develop a place-and-route tool for Minecraft circuits, ride vintage Schwinn bicycles, dance the Lindy Hop, and look for suitable places for ham radio antennas (amateur callsign KJ6QBJ).


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Self portrait in nine polos.

Yours truly on Mt. Monadnock.