By shriphani on April 22, 2011
Prof. GNF @ Purdue provided one of the best learning opportunities I ever had in CS 381 - Algorithms. A particular section that I was particularly attracted to was problem reductions. Basically, you want to reduce 1 problem to another so you can use a previous solution to solve it. Reductions were (I am using [...]
By shriphani on April 18, 2011
Every once in a while when I am about to take off, I promptly have my wings cut - these moments have helped shape a rather interesting college life IMO. So, this semester I happened to fall in Jeff Mark Siskind's class EE473 where we studied classical AI (stuff that was outdated by the 80s [...]
By shriphani on December 29, 2010
So, another semester and another time to feel excellent about myself and all that sort of thing. But first, some interesting life-updates (these just crack me up everytime I list them out). Due to some total n00b carelessness on my part, my trip to home (Singapore) got cancelled one day before I was scheduled to [...]
By shriphani on December 10, 2010
An interview with Microsoft (I got in!) and some other interesting developments.
By shriphani on September 22, 2010
Today on engadget I found a project for the iOS devices (http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/22/iphone-awareness-app-selectively-filters-outside-noises-into-yo/) that closely mirrored my project (http://shriphani.com/blog/listener). The app seems to do a bit more than mine does. First, I do not send the sounds back to the user through the headphones while this does. They probably use a better voice activity detection algorithm [...]
By shriphani on August 28, 2010
So, my plan for semester #5 seems to be finalized. I did not do too well in the Physics test out - apparently they cover less in the summer iteration of the course than they test for in the test-out. This mean I will have to take Phys 272 in semester #6 (ah well, a [...]
By shriphani on August 26, 2010
So, 4 days into this semester I think I have decided my schedule. I am assuming I have a relatively light semester owing to some stupidity I engaged in (screw ups with the coursework). Anyway, here's my coursework for this semester: CS 352 - Compilers (supposed to be hard) CS 314 - Numerical Methods (this [...]
By shriphani on June 27, 2010
A rant on the media and its many shortcomings.