April 19, 2016

Cardinal S.A.R.

This quarter I'm working on enabling autonomous search and rescue using quadcopters as part of the 2016 DJI Developer Challenge. As a group of four, Cardinal S.A.R., is representing Stanford University in the challenge. In fact, our technical proposal was recently accepted and now Cardinal S.A.R. is one of the 25 teams from across the world left in the challenge!

March 6, 2015

Friday of Firsts

First time using MATLAB wait bars, first time using MATLAB parallel for loops, first time using MATLAB to send mass e-mails, first time buying alcohol at a grocery store.

October 28, 2014

Failing Faster

In the Spring of 2014, I signed up for a d.school class called "How to Fail Faster". I showed up the first day and learned that there was an application to get into the class and now they were over capacity.

I had learned my first lesson of the class.

a door won't open

a fish is out of water

but fail and faster

September 21, 2014

Touch

A particular challenge of the incarcerated is their loss of freedom of touch. Much effort of a prisoner goes in resisting the reflexive effort of touching a fellow human being, as noted by Foucault in Discipline and Punish.

It's interesting how big of our world is shaped by our sense of touch, which is often the last one to be named when asked to list the five senses. The smoothness of silk scarfs, the furriness while petting dogs, or even the cool aluminum backs of Apple products early morning; these subconsciously define the feel of things.

August 28, 2014

Creating Designing Plots

Recently got tasked to create plots for my research and I remembered this great article.

Also currently reading "Data Visualization - Successful Design Process" to get inspired.

August 21, 2014

Summer of 2014

Summer is at its end and here are some things that made this one worthwhile.

In no particular order:

  • Gold Panda (Aug 9 at Mezzanine)
  • Boba deliveries by Fleet
  • Monkeys in Ooty, India
  • My table fan
  • Strawberries-Honey-Youghurt breakfasts
  • Sai Vijayan's visit
  • Runs on Campus dr., Lake Lag, and the Dish

July 31, 2014

Website Inspirations

This is where I got the design inspiration for the current website. I particularly enjoyed Chad Mazzola's.

July 24, 2014

Monte Carlo Simulations

Monte-Carlo, why are they hard to understand?

Continue Reading...

July 24, 2014

Believe In Yourself

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings."