I am Chinese-American and I hail from sunny California. I appreciate the stochastic nature of British weather, at least when it’s not uncomfortably cold, hot, windy, or excessively wet. Outside academia, I enjoy playing cello and guitar, caring for bonsai, and appreciating good wines and teas. I’m a doppel member of the Wine Century Club (meaning I’ve tasted at least 200 distinct varietals), and frequently am asked for winery recommendations in California (here they are). I also appreciate whiskies in moderation. A good sherry cask works magic. I also enjoy photography, shooting primarily with Sony and occasionally Canon. I collect coins, art, and watches (and assemble my own watches as time and patience allow). I also follow advances and issues in the realms of technology and cybersecurity quite avidly and appreciate security- and privacy-enhancing services.