Hi, I’m Stan! Welcome to my blog. I am a 44-year-old machine learning engineer living in beautiful Vancouver, Canada. I will use this site to express my thoughts on a variety of subjects that I am interested in.

I have a Ph.D. in power electronics from Penn State (2004) and an M.S. in artificial intelligence from Tulane University (2007). I worked as an adjunct professor at Tulane, teaching classes in electrical engineering. After that, I spent a number of years as a professional poker player, using my analytical skills to make over $1,000,000 online. In 2017 I quit poker to start a career in machine learning.

I am also an International Chess Master. I have won over 60 high level (Grand Prix) tournaments while living in the U.S.