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Andres Llico

Andres F. Llico Gallardo, from Vina del Mar, Chile, is a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on developing algorithms based on mathematical models of the human ear to improve speech intelligibility in patients with hearing impairment wearing cochlear implant devices. 

Why did you choose Purdue?

Partially, due to my undergrad mentor, who's a Purdue alumni and showed my what great engineering school Purdue is. But the decisive factor was that not many schools do research on my area of interest, but Purdue is one of them.

What is your favorite fact about Purdue?

The mascot is a train.

Career goal?

First, finish my PhD, then get a job in industry to keep working on research.

Where do you spend most of your time on campus?

Most of my time is spent in the lab doing research.

What apps, software, or tools can’t you live without?

At work, MATLAB definitely, Mendeley to organize my papers, and ShareLaTeX for writing. In my free time, Adobe Lightroom is a must-have for photo editing. 

What’s your workspace setup?

Just your average office desk with two monitors and headphones.

How do you recharge?

I like to disconnect from school for a few days: no email, no lab, no research. And do something else: binge-watching Netflix, cooking, take/edit photos, or just chill.

What are you currently reading, or what is the last thing you read?

While I'm not avid reader, I like reading about science and technology. Gizmodo is one of the website I check on a daily basis.

What do you listen to while you work?

I like having music playing on the background, but nothing special. I usually randomly pick one of Spotify playlists in the 'Focus' section.

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