I always found writing about myself a difficult and alien affair, but here I am again writing a short bio about, none other, than myself. To be honest I’ve often put off the task of starting a blog simply because I did not want to write an “about” page. A friend of mine told me that my unique experiences (read: creative mistakes) might be worthwhile to keep in writing for others to learn and benefit from, as well as provide a way for me to reflect on my past experiences; and for that very reason, I am composing this brief bio about myself.
My name is Artem Aginskiy. As you may have guessed by the name, I am of Eastern European descent. Actually, my mother is Russian and my father is Ukrainian; I myself was born in Ukraine. Having spent my early childhood between Ukraine and Russia, and the rest of the childhood in USA, I developed a keen interest in languages. What started as an interest quickly grew into a full blown hobby. I spent a significant amount of my leisure time reading about languages and studying the ones that particularly interest me. Thus far, I have attained fluency in Russian, English, Ukrainian, and Mandarin Chinese. Additionally, I’ve dabbled in some Korean while working in South Korea, but I hope one day to be fluent in it as well.
My educational background includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processing (DSP). I am currently a candidate for M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, also specializing in DSP, pending graduation in May, 2011. In 2009, I completed the last year of a 3-tier intensive advanced Mandarin Chinese program at JiaoTong University in Shanghai, China.
Having spent my undergraduate and graduate career studying how to analyze and process information (DSP), I have been making a transition to the study of conveying information and controlling how it is processed (marketing). My immediate career path and future will definitely focus around applying my engineering and business knowledge into the field of marketing.
During my study at Georgia Institute of Technology, I’ve spent 3 years teaching and supervising Physics I laboratories, composed primarily of freshmen and sophomores. Over those 3 years, I had over 200 students go through my classes. I’ve also spent 1 year as a writing consultant for Undergraduate Professional Communication Program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. My responsibilities included helping undergraduate students develop necessary communication skills to be able to function in professional and informal presentations, as well as the ability to write proper technical pieces of communication (Recommendation Reports, Design Reports, App Notes, etc).
I currently work in the Semiconductor Industry.
And most of all, don’t hesitate to contact me!