Hi! I am Rhythm Patel, a first-year MS student in the SEG program. I graduated from SVNIT and IIT Bombay in 2019 in Civil Engineering. Before joining Stanford, I worked as a structure designer at a planning and engineering consultancy firm for two years. The main working domain was designing and involvement in the planning of industrial structures. After agriculture, industrial and information era, I believe this is the era of optimization. I am passionate about structural optimization. I want to get a broader view of optimization using different software packages from this class. I also want to learn about the application of optimization and parametric design in other than structures like energy, construction, etc.