I've been back from my personally funded trip to West Point for a couple of weeks now. So if I'm going to write anything about it, I should probably write it now before I forget too much.
Welcome to my world! The world you have just entered is a pretty bland one. I work, play, and travel just like any person. I do have some uncommon interests and an occasionally warped perspective. This world has yet to reflect many of my eccentric qualities, however.
My full name is Yoo Chul Chung, and I am not a very talkative person. This is true for both my online and offline lives, which explains why I have not been a big fan of instant messaging or parties. I can’t help it, so if someone dies of boredom while talking to me, please don’t arrest me.
I maintain the blog Stochastic Scribbles, where I write about anything random that catches my fancy.
My fiancee and I just got our couple rings, which we had ordered in the week before I flew off to West Point. They'll probably be our de facto wedding rings, since the official rings may be a bit too fancy to wear comfortably all the time. This is the reason we got them, after all. It's also a good excuse for me to have no compunction about wearing mine all the time already when the wedding is still months away. (Good thing I'm writing this and not making a video statement, otherwise my goofy grin would embarrass me.)
I'm heading out on a flight to West Point tomorrow for the Workshop on Network Science, where I'll be making a presentation and participating in a panel. Under normal circumstances, this would be funded as part of the work of a research project. However, the funding has to be approved by the higher-ups in my institute, and unfortunately, certain recent events have made it impossible for the higher-ups to approve anything for a while.
I don't usually talk about my really private stuff in public, but this is a major event that seems to deserve an announcement of sorts, even though I won't divulge any details: I'm engaged.