My name is Shiri, which means “my song” in Hebrew. As I am quite tone deaf, this is slightly ironic.

I’m an Israeli-American software developer currently working at Google. Previously, I completed a computer science MSc at Oxford, with a focus on neural networks, and prior to that I studied physics and computer science.

For more info, you can have a look at my CV.

Shiri, did the Internet really need yet another blog?

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 information 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.

Ok, so what’s on this blog anyway?

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:

  1. Advice and information about pursuing higher degrees at Oxford
  2. Short math simulations coded in Python: because math is fun, and it’s even more fun when you can simulate and visualize it.
  3. Reviews & tips of software I’ve used and tinkered with.
  4. Reviews of non-fiction and biographical books, with the hopes that your curiosity gets tickled enough so that you’ll go out and read some of them.

Comments and feedback are most welcome!