In 1990 I Returned to the US to enter New York University. At NYU I started out studying creative writing, but accidentally became interested in the problem of Computer Go. I started designing a computer go program, and in 1992 joined forces with Tim Klinger, then a doctoral candidate in computer science at NYU's Courant Institute. I've been working with Tim on computer go research ever since. I graduated from NYU in 1994 with a BA in computer science.
After college, I spent a year and a half working on our go program, doing soulless freelance programming jobs, and working as Webmaster for the Village Voice.
In the fall of 1996, I entered the doctoral program in NYU's Center for Neural Science, and here I am today. I've recently started writing again: in December 1997 I wrote an essay about computer go for The Sciences.