My name is Alex Kuhl and welcome to my site! I've been described by a friend as a sugary donut full of skepticism. I'm not sure what that means but I'm pretty confident that it's not good. If you figure it out let me know. After hearing the above, another friend said I may be more of a cinnamon twist of cynicism. Not sure which I prefer yet.
I typically am found solving the latest mathematical challenges while wrestling wild bears in the Appalachian Mountains. When actually at home, I am located in the Northern Kentucky region near Cincinnati, OH and can often be seen wandering around on Northern Kentucky University's (NKU) campus striking thoughtful poses and mumbling to myself. In other words, acting like a professor. Okay, I'm just an adjunct, but still.
I previously did my wandering as a graduate student at North Carolina State University, though with less practiced chin and beard stroking. My Masters research involved using texture synthesis to trick the human visual perception system into thinking it was seeing really cool graphics, with a little human-computer interaction (HCI) thrown in for good measure. Security and cryptology were my undergrad research areas, which I keep up on so that I can more easily confuse people. Speaking of, my undergraduate school was NKU where I obtained a B.S. with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics.
To pay the bills, I am plundering the high seas of industry working at Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions as a programmer and web application penetration tester and consultant. My duties vary between security assessments, secure web development, and client consulting & training. Definitely enjoying it, but finishing a PhD rattles around in the depths of my brain occasionally.
Oh, I also have a side business doing web design and programming called Paper Traitors. We specialize in working with small businesses in the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, but we are happy to take anyone's money. So if you have any web, mobile, social media, or most any other kinds of IT consulting needs give us a ring!
Interests outside my intellectual field include hiking, disc golf, guitar, and anything away from technology. Does that make me a bad computer geek? The anti-geek? Or would that be inverse geek?
If you'd like to send money, compliments, marriage proposals, or (most importantly) lucrative job offers then e-mail is the best route: arkuhl ~|AT|~ ncsu.edu. If you have complaints or the like, type up an e-mail and send it to yourself so that it will get read with interest!
Please visit the stuff page to learn more about me (and why wouldn't you?).