I am an MS student in Computer Science at UMass Amherst. Earlier, I did bachelor coursework in Electrical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee . I am interested in machine intelligence and explore a bunch of ideas related to the field in my projects, most of which are up on github.
Since you are here, you might be interested in checking out my blog posts. I live and travel a lot on the Internet. Physically, I am in my room mostly. Ideal way to get in touch would be to drop me an email.
I am broadly interested in the ways computational sciences help explain physical and natural phenomena like animal intelligence and group behavior. I pursue these interests using tools and methods from machine learning and evolutionary heuristics.
I am equally fascinated by data and visualization based exploration of complex systems. It is interesting how tiny interactions generate almost magical behavior. Check out a small exploration in small world networks here.
Many of my projects are on github/lepisma. A few explorations can be scrambled from my blog. I also maintain a list of incomplete works at /dev, which helps keeping ideas open and ready to be worked on when I am bored of my current work.
I like good design and am a typophile. I believe human facing interfaces should not avoid a little bit of extra work by citing “content before design”.
For many years, I have been fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of various kinds of pseudo‑science which, in turn, has convinced me of the severity of problems they create and the importance of being skeptical about them and science comunication in general.
I listen to music religiously and occasionally sketch. Also, I try to maintain a list of books to read (or read) here and list of highlights at /kindle-highlights. Few of my talks and presentations are on Speaker Deck.