This entry is a few days overdue — my apologies. (Excuse of the day: my thesis is due in a few weeks.) Admitted students had until April 15th to make their graduate school choices, and I made mine on April 13. As you can no doubt tell from the title of this post, I have committed to the University of California, Berkeley. I will start pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science there this fall.

It was not an easy decision, especially because I only applied to top-tier schools. I was debating for a full month between Berkeley and Washington (with each school seemingly have the edge on various days), but in the end, there were several factors that made me end up on Berkeley.

It’s an exciting time for me! I have already received an email about setting up my Berkeley ID, and I can’t wait to get started this fall. I hope that the next six years (five if I’m extraordinarily lucky) will bring fulfilling and rewarding experiences.