On a related note, I am currently a PhD student at the Graphics Lab at the PU CS Department. Slow, but steady wins the race. The brief of my slow and steady currently is:
My research currently deals with large-scale urban point cloud analysis. Specifically, I strive to harness the ability of the humans that they themselves have problems formalizing - recognition - into a pipeline of processing raw point clouds into neat and pretty scenes.
In all this, I am extremely lucky to be advised and supervised by Tom Funkhouser. My wife is also advising, but I feel that Tom better understands what I am saying when I talk about my research.
I have also developed a bunch of hobbies at which I am a dedicated amateur. I shoot me bow here. I draw me some coffee with this. I am constantly "going to develop something useful" for my phone. Oh, and I have an inexplicable wow-effect when something has to do with robots.
I spent most of 2012 doing awesome internships at awesome places. The entire spring semester of 2012 I was interning at Google helping their amazing cars with becoming even more amazing. As a result, beside the inspiration and overall sense of awesomeness, a patent has been filed. Afterwards, I spent most of the summer interning at Intel's Bellevue office, working and partying with such great guys as Xiaofeng Ren and the robotics guys from Dieter Fox's lab at UW. This did not help me with my wow-effect about robotics at all ;-)
We (as in Szymon, Nick, Dan, and I) at some point assembled a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer. After printing some Master Yoda statues, however, we mostly moved on to do our research. Chris Tralie suggested that we scan ourselves with a Kinect and print those. This might revive the enthusiasm.
This is a brief outline, but I'll be sure to keep you posted if I come up with another way of pastime.