My name is Shiri, which means “My Song” in Hebrew. While I do love music, I am quite tone deaf, and even my friends can’t bear to hear me sing. In short, my parents bequeathed me a very sweet and thoughtful name, yet a slightly ironic one if we are being perfectly honest!
I’m Israeli-American and am currently pursuing an MSc in mathematics at the Technion. I meandered over to this field from a slightly different background: I previously completed a computer science MSc at Oxford, with a focus on neural networks, and before that I completed a BSc in physics.
For more info, you can have a look at my CV.
I’m sure the Internet would have been quite fine without this blog. Nonetheless, I became motivated to start a blog when I decided to apply for an MSc at Oxford and discovered how scarce the information available is about higher degrees there. Furthermore, I’d often find myself discussing interesting books, code, or math anecdotes with different friends, and thought this would be a good avenue to reach more people with (hopefully) less effort.
Code, math, science, books, and my experiences from Oxford. If you’re interested in any of these topics, then hopefully you’ll find something of interest here. Among the articles are:
Comments and feedback are most welcome!