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I’m Alexander Bricken, an Old Etonian and student in the class of 2022 at Minerva: an unconventional university that is changing the future of higher education. My journey has brought me from the traditional to the polar opposite - I love calculated risk!

I am majoring in Computer Science with a custom concentration in Computational Operations Research. I designed this concentration to be a blend of mathematics, optimisation methods, statistics, machine learning, and data science. I also have taken some electives in physics, statistical mechanics, philosophy, and psychology. I love product management and data-driven decision-making. As well as this, I like to think of myself as a social entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. I am always looking for unique opportunities.

Learning excites me. I want to know about the world; whether it be biology, history, politics, philosophy or economics. I try to read as much as I can, and follow a bunch of academics on my Twitter.

By hobby, I am a fitness enthusiast, photographer, drone-flyer, graphic designer, DnD player, and global traveller. I am teaching myself the guitar and wish I was a DJ.

Feel free to check out my virtual resume, read my life stories on my blog, see some projects on GitHub, connect with me on social media, or shoot me an email!

 

Where I've lived:

And I’ve been a tourist in many other places around the world. Some of my favourite places include Thailand, Iceland, The Maldives, Peru, Italy, and South Africa.

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