My name is Thomas Nijssen and I am a first year Master student pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering here at UCSC as well.
I am a TA for CSE 100L. As an undergrad, I tutored for this class seven times!
I was born in the Netherlands and grew up in San Jose, California.
If you would like to look at my resumé, it is available here.
Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools
Parallel processing techniques
As I do not yet have any published papers myself, my favorite paper in this area is: Fuchs et al., "The Accelerator Wall: Limits of Chip Specialization", HPCA 2019 .
When I am not sat behind a computer I try to be outdoors as much as possible, and preferably with friends.
Surfing. I took a surfing class through OPERS a year ago and I had a lot of fun. Someday I hope to be able to buy my own wetsuit and board and catch some waves!
Sand volleyball. Through the recreation department I took a sand volleyball class. On weekends I sometimes try to get a group of friends together and play some games on the beach or else on campus.
Hiking. UCSC has a beautiful upper campus that has basically endless potential for exploration. Ever since I was a freshman here I have loved hiking along the many trails. Other places I have hiked include Quicksilver Park and Leavitt Lake.
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