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Hello, World!

I am a lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In addition, I am the faculty advisor for the Computer Science Club and the supervisor for the department website.

Reaching Me:

S-3-079 (Room 79, Third Floor, Science Building) • 617.287.6475 • siyer@cs.umb.edu


Office Hours:

  • Tue Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM and 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (S-3-079)

  • Wed 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (First Floor Cafe, ISC)

Advising: If you need to see me for advising, please stop by during my office hours. Please remember to fill out the appropriate advising form and bring it to the meeting. I will not meet with you without the advising form.

Recommendation: If you have taken classes with me, have done well in them, and need a recommendation letter from me, I'd be glad to write you one. Please fill out this form, which will help me write an effective letter.


Evolutionary dynamics on complex networks; machine learning; recreational programming; and a general interest in theoretical physics.



I was born in the south Indian city of Madras and grew up in Bombay. I received primary and secondary education at Model English School and higher secondary education at Ruparel College. During my second year at Ruparel, I attended the famous (now defunct) Agrawal Classes. I received my bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from VESIT in 1996 after which I worked at Tata Interactive Systems as a software developer for a couple of years. I received my master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 2001 following which I worked at BMC Software as a software developer until 2006. I received my PhD in Comptuer Science, also from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, in 2013. My thesis, entitled Evolutionary Dynamics on Complex Networks, was directed by Prof. Timothy Killingback from the Mathematics Department.