My name is Alex Forencich. I’m currently studying Electrical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. I have also been taking Japanese classes for the past three years and I’m hoping I’ll be able to call it a Japanese minor by the time I graduate. I’m heavily involved with the IEEE student org on campus and I have headed up the Micromouse robotics competition team for two years. I thoroughly enjoy puzzles, especially not-so-obvious ones – I can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes and I am quite good at reverse-engineering and debugging various pieces of hardware. I’m also pretty good at programming in a very wide variety of languages for desktop computers, web applications, and embedded systems. For more information about the various projects I have worked on, head over to the projects page on the wiki. I also enjoy skiing, hiking, camping, backpacking, bicycling, and even just getting outside and walking around from time to time.
I intended to study abroad at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan for a whole calendar year. Unfortunately, the unfortunate events of March 11, 2011 (東日本大震災 higashi nihon daishinsai or the East Japan Great Earthquake Disaster) forced me to return home early. I am, however, considering returning to Japan for graduate studies.
If you need to contact me privately for whatever reason, email me at alex [at] alexforencich [dot] com.