I was born in Bucharest, Romania, but moved with my parents to the United States when I was 5. I spent three years in Iowa City, Iowa, one year in Ames, Iowa, and the remainder of my pre-college years in Reno, Nev. I went to Stanford for undergrad and MIT for graduate school. I currently live in Chicago with my wife, Marie.
I am an advocate of free software. I prefer to use Fedora on my personal computers and CentOS/Scientific Linux on my work computers. vim is my preferred text editor.
I am also an advocate of walkable cities and urbanism. My wife and I choose to live car-free and I usually get around by public transit, walking, or cycling.
Elsewhere OnlineIn many cases, if you see a cozzyd on the internet, it is me, but there is at least one other person using that username.
Some other places I exist (but rarely check or update):