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Hello, World!

I am a lecturer in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. I am also the faculty advisor for the Computer Science Club.

Reaching Me:

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


Office Hours: Please follow this link to schedule an appointment. You may stop by without a confirmed appointment, but I may be unavailable.

  • Tue Thu 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM and 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM (S-3-079)

  • Wed 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM (First Floor Cafe, ISC)

Advising: If you need to see me for advising, please follow this link to schedule an appointment. Please fill out an appropriate advising form and bring it to the meeting, along with a copy of your degree audit.


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.