prosthetic engineer.

Expertise in:
locomotive biomechanics,
lower-extremity prostheses,
multisensory integration,
bio-inspired soft robotics,
gait and stance prediction,
and recurrent neural nets.

MSME, UA as of 05.2018.
Advisor: Dr. Xiangrong Shen

cosmo chou

prosthetic engineer. author.
more sad scientist than mad scientist.

Welcome to my website. For details regarding my research and academic contributions, see the sidebar on the left. For details regarding my work as an author and editor, see the sidebar on the right. Thank you for your time and attention.

04.18.2018: update

Apologies for lack of update. Recent events have kept me busy, e.g. getting married, thesis defense, hubris of scheduling both events within a week of each other. Things are going well, both in terms of academics and editing. Upcoming projects involve finalizing edits of a client's manuscript in preparation for querying, capturing the kinematic and force distribution data of esoteric full-conscious non-biphasic bipedal locomotive actions (e.g. ballet dancing, martial arts kata), and others. Lots of fun. Will try to keep this site updated with relevant information. Soon to be reading recently released novel Emergency Contact, which comes highly recommended.

best regards,
cj chou.

03.06.2018: site renovation and relocation

In celebration of my acquisition of the domain, I have updated the appearance of my website and added further details. This personal website now emphasizes both professional aspects of my life while keeping each distinct from the other. As the first update of this site, further blog posts and updates will be situated in this general area, though I will likely install a module such as Jekyll to mitigate the inconvenience of editing updates directly into the code of the site.

best regards,
cj chou.

02.07.2018: recurrent neural network turtle namer

Many thanks to Janelle Shane for helping me out with optimizing my tensorflow char-rnn hyperparameters. In her honor, check out these turtle names that the neural network produced, and thanks to my friend Ellie for suggesting turtles and providing a database of each known turtle and their names.

bland river turtle
real leaf turtle
blog turtle
chinese flapping turtle
raver turtle
narrated turtle
painted bod turtle
halal tortoise
slapping turtle
river-eating turtle
turtle-eating turtle
bog borter
rude tortoise



Currently writing:
YA sci-fi novel inspired by
my work in prosthetics,
the need for women and
PoC in all STEM disciplines,
and giant frickin' mechas.

superpowered adult novel
about faces behind masks,
secrets behind identities,
and crime behind capes.

a YA fantasy novel with an
important lesson at heart:
a family can be a crew of
six thieving kids, a dog, and
the vessel of a dead god.