I've been working in Autodesk Research since 2010 in the Complex Systems Research Group (previously Environment and Ergonomics Group), where I work on projects related to Information Visualization, Human Computer Interaction, and Simulation. Since 2011, I've been practicing Zen Buddhism, and it's been a central aspect of my life ever since. Since 2006, I've been making comics, illustrations, and other art here and there. I was born in Riga, Latvia and came to US when I was 13 in 1997. I've lived in Michigan, Minnesota, briefly in L.A, Seattle, and moved to Toronto, Ontario in 2008, and have no plans to move anytime soon.