Hi, I’m Greg Kiar.

Short version: I’m a hockey loving, maple syrup drinking, igloo living Canadian on an adventure in the wonderful state of Maryland. To my dismay Baltimore only has one hockey arena, little quality syrup, and about enough snow to make an igloo for my shoe at the best of times. Was much of that accurate? Who knows.

I am living in the Baltimore for my Biomedical Engineering master’s program at Johns Hopkins University. I’m from Ottawa, Canada, and this is my first time spending more than 2 or 3 consecutive weeks in the U.S. of A. For my master’s degree I work on Connectomics  (i.e. brain mapping) as a part of the Open Connectome Project.

This website has been something I’ve played with for years now, and it’s recently taken a turn towards actually being useful. Though it’s always been kind of an e-resumé, I’ve started a blog about my time at Hopkins. The blog pretty much consists of stories from my life here, descriptions about my research and work, as well as whatever else I think would be nice to share with friends and family back home. I’ve loved it so far – writing is quite cathartic, and it’s certainly made keeping in touch easier.

I hope you enjoy your visit, and please feel free to write me a line!