Austin Sun

I am a Computer Science and Anthropology student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, specifically in influencing the behavior of individuals at a large scale, building intelligent interfaces that allow people to make better informed decisions, and designing systems to have positive qualitative human interactions. I am also interested in software engineering, cognitive science, experience research, and sustainability.

I'm from the Bay Area, where I spent much of my life. I love both learning and teaching the game of basketball, writing, biking, cooking, and traveling. One of my favorite quotes is, “Our life is like a land journey, too even and easy and dull over long distances across the plains, too hard and painful up the steep grades; but, on the summits of the mountain, you have a magnificent view--and feel exalted--and your eyes are full of happy tears--and you want to sing--and wish you had wings! And then--you can't stay there, but must continue your journey--you begin climbing down the other side, so busy with your footholds that your summit experience is forgotten.”

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