dGnabasik questionnaire

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1. your name:
David Gnabasik

2. the intended topic area for your PhD:
My current Ph.D. research interest is whether and how transient quantum computing processes are involved in the protein folding process.

3. most important reason for you personally to get a PhD
Then one can work professionally with other people interested in the same areas of research.

4. name three computer scientist which YOU consider most important for the field and what you consider their contribution
4.1. Niklaus Wirth. He developed the Pascal, Modula and Oberon languages. I like his quote "The important thing about a language is what programs it canít describe."
4.2. Dennis Ritchie: co-inventor of C (with Ken Thompson) and the Unix operating system.
4.3. Gita Alaghband (CU-Denver): she is important because she has guided my career in computer science.

5. name the three most important, professionally relevant books which you have read
5.1. Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach, by Hennessy and Patterson
5.2. Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms, by D. MacKay
5.3. Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science, by Graham, Knuth, Patashnik

6. assuming you will collaborate with researchers and explore ideas outside of CS during your PhD studies ó which domains are the most likely candidates for this effort
6.1. quantum physics
6.2. proteomics
6.3. statistics

7. briefly characterize your own digital literacy:
7.1. which programming language do you know (mention them in an order of decreasing familiarity)
Java, C++, Delphi, MATLAB, C#, R, PL/SQL.

7.2. describe the top three projects (problem, programming language used, for what) which you have done in the past
a) The Tesla telecommunications conferencing / scheduling project written in Delphi.
b) A speaker verification calling card platform written in C++.
c) Distributing Java Applications from an Oracle Database (written in Java).

7.3. which are the top three applications that you are familiar with (e.g. Photoshop, Canvas, Dreamweaver, iMovie, Ö.)?
Visual Studio, Excel, Scientific Notebook.

8. List your three favorite topics that you would like to see discussed in this course!
8.1. teaching certification classes.
8.2. writing proposals.
8.3. working overseas.