My first name is Dmitriy (Дмитрий) but most people call me Dima (Дима) or Mitya (Митя). Both are legitimate short forms of Dmitriy.
I grew up in the now defunct Soviet Union and I have been living in United States since 1995. I received a B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola University in 1999 after which I worked as a software developer in the greater Chicago area. In 2005 I received a Masters degree in Computer Science from State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo), where I was involved in symbolic AI research. I then moved on to work in statistical language processing at the University of Colorado. After that, I was a researcher at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School where I was part of the Natural Language Processing lab. I am currently an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago.