I'm David Ding.
I was born in the Midwest, and hopped around a few places as a kid before my family finally settled in sunny San Diego, where I stayed through high school.
I did my undergraduate studies in math and computer science at Caltech in Pasadena. As is commonly said there, it was a total fire hose of information, but I had a really great time (for curious fellow Techers, I was in Ruddock and Dabney). My Caltech coursework is here.
While at Caltech, I did internships at Lockheed Martin, AIG, and Google. Additionally, I was a waiter for house dinners, and a teaching assistant for several classes.
After that, I moved across the country to New York, where I began working at Google. In the meantime, I also earned a part-time Master's in machine learning from Columbia (coursework here).
At Google New York, I'm a software engineer on Maps, although I'm doing a rotation with a machine learning research team in the Bay Area through mid-2017.
That's the story so far. The rest is to be determined...