About

Self

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland, College Park. My research interests are in semi-supervised representation learning and generative modeling primarily using deep neural networks. I am also interested in applications of AI in health-care, finance and transportation.

I am also an engineer and an entrepreneur. I have enjoyed building large-scale, commercial robotics and AI products in both industry (Netradyne, American Express) and academia (NICTA, Carnegie Mellon University, IIT Delhi).

Blog

This is Yet Another Machine Learning blog written with an intention of

  • learning more by coding and writing. I strongly believe that the best way to learn a concept is to either code it myself or write a tutorial about it. This helps in both understanding various nuances associated with the concept as well as retain the concept for a longer time.
  • keeping notes of various lectures/articles/papers/books/ideas I (have) come across.

Lernen durch Codierung

is german for Learning by Coding. It’s a play on Learning by Teaching, a strategy for students to learn by teaching their peers popular in Germany.

Disclaimer

Contents of this blog are inference of a biological neural network, trained over a very tiny dataset for a very long time. Any statistically significant correlation to existing literature is not coincidental but an outcome of overfitting.

Website

Finally moving from old page to Jekyll, hoping to do some justice to the new website cum blog. Promising myself to be more regular and more meticulous.