It is not hard to describe myself. I am a very intense but non-aggressive person.
(Humble) note: I don't intend to settle in the US, although I might be here for next 3-4 years. Putting this in the beginning because this is very important for me.
Apart from my research in algorithms, I like rock music, running, and hiking (peak bagging at New Hampshire's White Mountain four thousand footers: current count is 23). Needless to mention, I love traveling. I used to read a lot, and blog sometimes.
I grew up in Kalyan, a suburb just outside Mumbai. I did my M Tech from IIT Bombay and now I'm a PhD student at Dartmouth at NH, USA (worked for around 3.5 years in Pune and Austin, TX in between before I finally joined for PhD).
I believe in the phrase "carpe diem," and this (kind of) makes me a non-materialistic person. I call myself an agnostic Hindu (whatever that means to you), but I respect honest... more