In addition to being a research scientist, I am also a mother. My daughter, Natascha, is currently on a campaign to convince our family to buy a dog. If you meet her she will likely ask you to name your top five dog breeds in hierarchal order as a sort of litmus test. My son, Damiano, recently became interested in machine learning & signal processing. He spends much of his "free time" taking Coursera classes and Googling error messages.
My hobbies include reading, photography, videography, and gardening. I am also amassing a collection of rare astronomy textbooks.