Evolutionary dynamics on complex networks; machine learning; science education; 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 from Model English School and higher secondary education (junior college) from Ruparel College. During second year of junior college, 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 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.