My name is Merrick. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, i.e., I'm a Mormon (my mormon.org profile). I graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah December, 2013. Neal Patwari was my advisor and I was fortunate to work with him and other students in his research group, the SPAN lab. I completed a BS in Computer Engineering at BYU-Idaho (a great place to do your undergrad). I don't have any particular goals for this blog. I would like to share things I think are fun (it's my blog, isn't it?). There are probably better explanations out there than the ones I make but it also helps me learn by explaining things myself. I think it would be fun and challenging to be a teacher someday and I like to think of this as practice. There's so much good information out there on the Internet that it's hard not to be a redundant voice. I can't promise I won't be redundant but if it's new to me it may be new to someone else. And if it's fun, what's wrong with having fun again?
Feel free to email me at merrick.mccracken at gmail dot you-know-what. I'm generally willing to share code I've written for featured projects but have one major exception. Read my post titled "Academic Integrity" if you care to know why I generally don't publicly post my code. Short answer: cheating/lazy students. This isn't to say I won't share if you're a student; just not for your school work.