About Me


Hello! I'm David, also known by my internet alias, Elucent.

I'm a student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I'm currently studying Computer Science in the Engineering College. I'm a senior!

I'm interested in a lot of different programming fields! I've been working with OpenGL since high school, and I still return to graphics programming from time to time. Lately, I've been focused on compilers and programming languages. I'm currently working on a language called Basil that I work on in my free time!

I used to be on staff for an intermediate C++ course at my university. I taught it for six semesters! After three years of helping students debug the language, I'd place my arcane C++ knowledge around the analog literals level.

I interned with the Twitter JVM team during summer 2019, working on autovectorization in Graal! I returned to the team during summer 2020, and worked on optimizing the G1 garbage collector!

Lastly, back in high school I used to be a relatively popular Minecraft modder.

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Games you should play!

Shows I like! (in no particular order)

  • Community
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Nathan For You
  • The Eric Andre Show
  • Over the Garden Wall
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • Cowboy Bebop

Celebratory red panda!

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My face!
(May 2020)

My major!

A white-nosed coati!