Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic “xkcd” and author of the science blog "What If". He grew up in southern Virginia, where he worked at NASA building robots and 3D displays. In 2006, he left NASA to draw comics for a living. He enjoys charts, research papers, long and grueling walks on the beach, mindlessly refreshing news websites, exploring Google Maps, and training computers to beat humans at Rock-Paper-Scissors. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.