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 like learning about and exploring patterns in natural and machine intelligence.
Since you are here, you might be interested in checking out my blog posts or employment summary page (if you are interested in hiring). Some of my projects are on github. I live and travel a lot on the Internet. Physically, I am in my room most of the time. 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 intelligence and life. At right levels of abstraction, I believe, all natural processes can be reduced to a few common computational time evolution operations. My ideal life state will let me have and spend free time to study and play with these ideas.
I am equally fascinated by data and visualization based exploration of complex systems. It is interesting how tiny interactions can generate almost magical behavior.
Many of my projects are on github/lepisma. A few explorations can be scrambled from my blog. I also maintain a list of incomplete side (hobby) projects at /dev, which gives me something when I am bored of my current work.
I enjoy exploring and learning new languages and tools. Like many others, I am in love with the Lisp family which makes programming really joyful. On the regular side, I use Python, JS and Emacs (never ceases to amaze me).
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. I sometimes overindulge in this.
For many years, I have been fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of various kinds of pseudo‑science. This, in turn, has convinced me of the severity of problems they create and the importance of being skeptical about them and making people aware of the fallacies.
;; utf-8 code points (decimals) for email id (let ((email-chars (list 108 101 112 105 115 109 97 64 102 97 115 116 109 97 105 108 46 99 111 109))) (mapconcat #'char-to-string email-chars ""))Above elisp snippet should give you my email id. Here is my public key with more details.