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I was terrified and helpless. I was anxious that I would never be healthy again, living the rest of my life in pain and agony.

However, I am truly grateful today that I have become healthy again and learned to control symptoms through gaining understanding of this mysterious condition and my body as a whole. This healing journey took almost 9 months for my body to become almost symptom-free, enjoying the normal activities that I used to do.

I deeply realized how important it is to maintain physical and mental health throughout the span of your life, which led me…


Today, I would like to write a post about how to maximize chances of getting interviews and in turn, admissions from PhD programs without a related publication under my belt, an undergrad from a Ivy League or any prestious school, and an outstanding GPA.

If you have at least one of them, don’t even bother reading this post as it is catered to the audience who feel they do not have enough qualifications to confidently apply for.

To start off with giving a bit of my background, I transitioned from business into Computer Science(CS) which I have finished in two…


It has been five years since I started my roller-coaster journey of transitioning from a business undergrad in South Korea to a full-time software engineer in the United States. It has definitely been one of the toughest, yet a rewarding and exciting journey in my life.

In 2016, I risked myself to study a second major in computer science at my senior year of business school with no prior programming and math background because I wanted to become a software engineer, leading to a technical product manager down the road. …


Modern world has grown economically and technologically more than ever in the history. However, more and more people are getting ill, both in physically and mentally, and more and more people are getting depressed, not being satisfied with their lives. I have put a lot of thought into this and how we could redesign our status quo of our mental model of viewing our life to improve our quality of lives.

The problem is that Most people are caught up in accomplishments, performance and results without appreciating health and happiness. Like what I did in my 20’s, they tend to…


AI Alignment and Safety

Paper Review: Resilience of Autonomous Vehicle Object Category Detection to Universal Adversarial Perturbations

In this article, I will discuss my journey of research to writing a first peer-reviewed publication in my life as a co-author: Resilience of Autonomous Vehicle Object Category Detection to Universal Adversarial Perturbations, recently accepted to 2021 IEEE IEMTRONICS (International IOT, Electronics and Mechatronics Conference).

Self-driving cars are getting more attention these days. In order for the autonomous vehicles to recognize people, traffic lights, and other vehicles and make mission-critical decisions, object detection is one of the key tasks for the autonomous driving system. …


Belly (Diaphragmatic) Breathing

According to ADAA [1], “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year”.

Stress is something that we face everyday. It is like a snowball that unconsciously builds up over time, even from seemingly trivial events as traffic, issues with relationships, and work can easily develop into an anxiety or a depression.

This post is about my experience on how changing the way I breathe helped me recover from an illness caused by stress and also learn how to…

Won Oh

SWE@Wireless Origin AI. Passionate about (mental) health, energy/climate change, wellness, mindfulness, productivity, lifestyle, and self-care.

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