About

I am a retro computer and retro gaming enthusiast. As a kid in the 1970s and 1980s, I had an Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS) followed by an Atari 400 and then an Atari 800 home computer. I learned to program in BASIC and dabbled with Pilot and Assembly. I found the Atari systems to be very inspiring and my experience with them set up a lifelong interest in computer science and informatics that set the stage for my career as a biomedical informatician and computational geneticist. I am currently Director of the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics and the Computational Genetics Laboratory where I work in the areas of artificial intelligence and automated machine learning.

I am having tons of fun revisiting these old systems today. A list of some of the hardware I own can be found on my Atari Age profile. I have also tried my hand at developing a retro edutainment game called Gene Medic in assembly language for the Atari 2600. My goal with this web page is to share some of the fun I am having in the hopes that it will make it easy for others to carry out fun projects with their old systems. Enjoy!

Gene Medic - An Atari 2600 game
Gene Medic – An Atari 2600 game