Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

Oh my- I still remember my first days at OSU when we had our first (and last) honors and scholars meeting-the place where G.O.A.L.s was first talked about. I remember all the presenters for each aspect of the G.O.A.L.s: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, Service Engagement, and how each one gave me a chill down my back, leaving me wanting, someday, to be in the same position that those speakers were in, on the cutting edge of great opportunities to better the world.

Anyways, I’d like to first talk about which aspects of G.O.A.L.s appeals to me the most and how I’d like to utilize them in the future.

Coming up to number one on my list is Original Inquiry. It’s the only one that needs to exist before any of the other five can begin to start working, and why it is my biggest focus. As of right now, my projects-including ADAW and Cyquential Theory- have already been sufficient enough for original inquiry. However, these projects all need to be immensely improved, and there are still lots of other opportunities out there for innovation, and creativity.

 

Following this is Global Awareness. Global Awareness is my second priority because ultimately, whether we are aware of it or not, society is the ultimate dictator of power, and knowledge. If somebody needed help, but get awareness, than they won’t ever receive help. I plan to hopefully spread awareness through my Cyquential theory.

 

Last on my list is Academic Enrichment. In my mind, academic enrichment is the growth of a intellectual, a growth of knowledge and curiosity that enables you to know more, and understand/do more as a result of it. I hope to fulfill this through the many classes I take through the year, from Computer science engineering to Biomedical engineering to music.

 

I also plan to enroll a few volunteer opportunities specifically with helping the poor. This fulfills my idea of service engagement, whitch allows us to do our community service and help other people whenever possible so that we are strong and united together.

I also plan on working on leadership through research, since communication is a vital part of communication. I hope to work on biomedical or artificial intelligence, and I hope to be able to communicate effectively to develope very strong research teams.

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Career

This month, I unfortunately did not get to go to a ted talk, whitch was a big disapointment to me, since I laways wanted to go to one.

Though I didn’t really get to go to a session this week, hopefully I can makeup for it next month!

 

 

 

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Artifacts

Hello all! For my first entry in the artifacts series, I would like to introduce to you what I consider to be my most important and treasured artifact-one that’s been a core identity to who I am, for the past three years. This artifact is my book, Cyquential Theory.

 

Let me first start off by explaining what exactly Cyquential theory is. Cyquential Theory is an ongoing personal research project that’s been going on for the past four years, a theory on artificial intelligence computation. Essentially, it is an artificial intelligence theory that provides a philosophical solution to lots of contemporary artificial intelligence problems, particularly  along the biological (so spiking neural networks and cognition theorys) side. In the theory, I explain why common methods of artificial intelligence have not been adequate (regarding their modeling and computational neuronal dynamics, and provide a solution that simplifies these algorithms while still maintaining it’s original goal. It’s a method that allows for a conversion between the language of human and machine. This theory has been in a few reports, but it’s most comprehensive form is located in my book, which I have been writing for about three years now. Almost everything you need to know about Cyquential theory is contained within that book (and trust me, that’s a lot of precious information!

Currently, I have written over 300 pages of the book-270 in rough draft 1, and 60 in rough draft 2 (I’ve got a lot of copying and ppasting to do! I hope to eventually publish the book in around 2 years, with the implementation of the book in about 1 year after that. Feel free to ask me any questions: I am very passionate about it and would love to speak with anyone who is curious!

About Me

Hello! My name is Devan Mallory. I am currently a first year at the Ohio State University planning on majoring in neural/computer science engineering (computational neuroscience focus) and music (jazz composition focus). I like to play hockey, tennis, mathematics, and chess during my freetime, and currently work as a composer for a video game company called Broadway Pixels (https://play.google.com/store/apps/dev?id=7765639049181464671&hl=en_US), where I produce music for various MMO video games! I am also a jazz pianist, and have been a composer for around 5 years, with around 30 songs released. I love the subjects of intellegence, and am currently writing a book on the current effectiveness of non-linear dynamics for neural networks, with an effective mathematical philosophical solution to this dilemma. In the future, I hope towork and reengineer neurral architecture (neuromorphic chips)using Cyquential Theory to further progress the implementation of them in patients suffering from brain damage and other neurral problems. For more information, go to my Instagram profiles (dman82499, ttrdman82499) or ping me on discord. For any business questions relating to production and services, email me at mallory.115@osu.edu and devan.mallory@yahoo.com (personal). Thanks!