I do research here, broadly in Robotics and Machine Learning, under Professor Ashutosh Saxena. I recently published a paper as well.
In June '13, I published Hacking into the Indian Education System about some code I wrote to expose glaring anomalies in one of India's premier education boards. It amassed a lot of media coverage.
Finally ported my obsolete Word resume into Latex and open-sourced it! There aren't many half-decent resume templates out there. I also compiled a few of my favorite Latex templates as well.
I developed two trading models - a volatility sensitive Markowitz model for small investors, as well as a Support Vector Machine model limited to trading only on SPDR ETFs, managing to outperform baselines and in the first case, half the risk.
I worked in a team of 4 to create a compiler from scratch in Java for Cubex. We used ANTLR, and implemented some optimizations. Ross Tate taught us and he's awesome.
Wrote a GUI, an orbit analysis tool, and did some code factoring on a simulation for a nanosatellite that will actually launch into space.
I've also created a fully rendered, realistic and interactive 3D Game with a random terrain generator, a Ray Tracer renderer, a multithreaded SMTP Server, my own malloc, a fully functional filesystem with a multithreaded garbage collector, a MapReduce in OCaml, a Pokémon playing bot, a MIPS Processor, and Breakout.
I've also created a simple algorithmic trading simulator, tools to scrape the Cornell University student database, a Typeracer hack, a Cornell instant course search tool called Instudy, classic games like Pong, Tetris and Minesweeper, and a 3D Graphing utility.
I enjoy critically reasoning and debating controversial topics. Losing an argument is an important skill.
I'm extremely nocturnal and have spent many nights hacking away at code.
I write on Quora whenever I feel like I have something new to add, usually about India, life, code and education.
I enjoy hiking, cricket, reading tech news, and have recently taken an interest in Indian politics.