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Who am I?

I am an engineering manager for Meta in London and a part-time masters student in the Applied and Computational Mathematics Department at the Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering.


My Reading List

Here is a list of books that I can recommend to those who have an interest in these topics.

Computing and Software Engineering

  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Reliable, Scalable, and Maintainable Systems: Martin Kleppmann
  • Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems: Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, Niall Richard Murphy
  • Programming Pearls: Jon Bentley
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: Andy Hunt, David Thomas
  • Effective Java: Joshua Bloch
  • Java Performance: The Definitive Guide: Scott Oaks


  • Linear Algebra: Kenneth M Hoffman, Ray Kunze
  • Real Analysis: Stein and Shakarchi
  • Complex Analysis: Stein and Shakarchi
  • An Intermediate Course in Probability: Alan Gut
  • Bayesian Data Analysis: Andrew Gelman et al.


  • Classical Mechanics: Herbert Goldstein, Charles Poole, John Safko
  • Quantum Mechanics: Ramamurti Shankar
  • Spacetime and Geometry: Sean Carroll

Finance and Financial Mathematics

  • Fixed Income Analysis: Frank Fabozzi
  • Value At Risk: Philippe Jorion
  • Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Steven Shreve
  • The Volatility Surface: Jim Gatheral


  • The Great War For Civilization: Robert Fisk
  • Byzantium: Judith Herrin
  • Europe's Tragedy - A New History Of The Thirty Years War: Peter H. Wilson
  • A History of Hong Kong: Frank Welsh
  • Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From: Tony Joseph
  • The English and their History: Robert Tombs


  • Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law: Danny Gittings
  • Justice: Michael J. Sandel
  • Thinking Like A Lawyer: Frederick Schauer
  • Is the Hong Kong judiciary sleepwalking to 2047?: Henry Litton