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.