Deedy

Hi! I'm Debarghya Das . People call me Deedy .


I'm an engineer studying Computer Science at Cornell University. I expect to graduate with a Bachelors and Masters degree in December 2014.

I'll be interning at Coursera as a KPCB Fellow this summer and going full-time at Facebook NY as a Software Engineer.

I've worked at a few places too.



Facebook
Dec '14 -

I will be working at the New York City office. I hope to work on Infrastructure or in the new Artificial Intelligence Lab

Cornell University
Aug '11 - Dec '14

I go to college here, in Ithaca. It's cold and beautiful. You walk a lot. I'm graduating in three and half years with two degrees.

Coursera
Jun - Sep '14

I'm really passionate about education technology, and am excited to intern at a place started by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller,

Google
May - Aug '13

I interned at the YouTube Captions team in Mountain View. I shipped the Captions editor and creator to production and met some geniuses.

Phabricator
Jan - May '13

I contributed to this open-source project as a part of a Facebook initiative, met the legendary Evan Priestley and amongst harder things, created the meme generator.

La Martiniere for Boys
May '04 - May '11

I went to school here, in Kolkata, for 8 years. It was founded in 1836, so it's pretty old.

I've had my fifteen minutes of fame.

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.


In August '13, I wrote a Quora answer about the perks of interning at Google, following the release of the movie The Internship (2013) about the same.

I writing code.


Connect4 Artificial Intelligence
Fall '13

Used Play! to make a Java-backed deterministic Minimax Tree based AI, with optimizations enabling a 13 move lookahead. Deployed on Heroku.

Compilers
Fall '13

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.

Cornell Phonetics Lab
Spring '12 - Spring '13

Wrote code which used the WAVE sensor system to eventually create the world's first accurate tongue controlled game. A paper is in progress.


YouMote
Summer '13

A Chrome extension and mobile website which allows you to use any mobile device as a remote for YouTube.

CheerPeer
Summer '13

Monitors your vital signs with HumanAPI. Performs sentiment analysis on your Facebook convos to find who cheers you up and connects you with them when it detects stress.

FindPasture
Summer '13

Uses governmental data about farm land to use 7 different factors to algorithmically rank land in the USA by quality depending on what the farmer wants to rear or grow using ArcGis.


Myflix
Winter '12

Minimalistic instant search tool that uses the RottenTomatoes to quickly few synopsises, User ratings and Audience ratings.

Violet Satellite Project Team
Fall '11 - Spring '12

Wrote a GUI, an orbit analysis tool, and did some code factoring on a simulation for a nanosatellite that will actually launch into space.

Captor
Winter '12

Captor is a demo of a YouTube tool which allows quick, intuitive video captioning. This was the prototype for the actual YouTube Captions Creator.


Other Coursework-based Projects

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.

Other Personal Projects

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.

And a little bit about me...


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 taking an interest in Indian politics.

I love Hindi music and have a large Spotify playlist going, cleverly marketed as the Best Hindi Playlist on Spotify. I also like Alesso, Keane and Michael Jackson.

I live off coffee, beer, and 5-hour energy shots, often in that order.

My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI) is INTP. The favorite people I supposedly share my personality type with are Albert Einstein, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

And the resumé...