Hola! ¿Cómo estás?
Hello! 👋 I'm Bobby Yan, a fourth-year undergraduate studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. I think about problems at the intersection of systems, machine learning, and data management.
A long time ago, I built IBNotes, a place where I curated some of my notes in high school, for those studying for the International Baccalaureate. Before that, I built apps like Spanish Vocabulary Builder, an iOS app for beginners to learn Spanish.
Music is kind of a big thing for me. No matter how bad of a mood I'm in, a little Stevie Wonder cheers me up. I'm lucky enough (and very grateful) to not have experienced anything for me to say otherwise.
Music is like a time capsule. So many songs carry memories that come rushing back when I play them many years later. Memories of not just what happened, but also all those feelings and emotions. It's magic. One downside to this, though, is that every song is like a disk (or maybe, CD) with limited storage, so listening to one that's already full of wonderful (or not so wonderful) memories might just overwrite the older ones and mess with the space-time continuum.
Here's something for you: songs I've had on repeat. It is very much incomplete. Some of them I listened to as a kid but didn't really know the names to (ongoing project to find them all), and some of them aren't on Spotify.
I'm currently at Berkeley, CA.