I am an aspiring researcher broadly interested in Machine Learning and Neural Computation with an emphasis to applications in Computer Vision. My specific technical interests and more general interests are listed below.
See my contact information at the end of the page (before comments).
Within Machine Learning my interests lie in:
- Semi-Supervised Learning, Meta-Learning, Manifold Learning Methods and Spectral Algorithms, Over-Complete and Sparse Representations, The Intersection of Machine Learning and Neuroscience, Applications in Computer Vision and Data Mining.
I have been exploring :
- Deep Learning Methods, Applications of Extremal Graph Theory in Machine Learning, Similarity and Distance Metric Learning.
Projects, Teaching and Publications
I have created a separate page on the blog for this. Find it here.
More to come, but for now some …
Miscellaneous Fun Info.
- I have an Erdős Number of two by the following path:
Gábor Sárközy –> Shubhendu Trivedi (2011) Step 2
- A recent paper after publication will lead to another path:
Endre Szemerédi –> Shubhendu Trivedi (2012) Step 2
- More Fun: My Mathematical Genealogy:
The so called small world phenomenon is funny! Forget mathematics! Inspite of my embarrassing contributions to any field, simply by virtue of working with one of my prior (master’s) co-advisors, it turns out that I have a reasonably rich mathematical genealogy which traces back right to Gauss and Leibniz (through Gelfand, Kolmogorov and Weierstrass). While this doesn’t mean much, it is both FUN and interesting!
Find my mathematical genealogy over here
Other than the technical interests listed above, I am also sympathetic to a broad and seemingly diverse range of areas (and their interplay) which I find mentally stimulating, Indeed [...]
Meaning is not in things but in between; in the iridescence, the interplay: in the interconnections; at the intersections, at the crossroads. Meaning is transitional as it is transitory, in the puns or bridges, the correspondence. (Mallarmé)
[...] And I love interacting with people from the same. Some of these include basic sciences in general, philosophy*, literature, abstract art, the seventh art, evolution, self-organization and many others which I don’t really see as different or dissipative, merely a different angle of looking at the same underlying thing (albeit with varying degrees of overlap). Infact I think they are all synergistic and reinforce each other if known “enough”. However, I believe that a knowledge of Mathematics as an adequate language is necessary (but not sufficient) to really understand or appreciate most of them. I am also very interested in the idea of Epistemology as information theory.
* Engaging in philosophy is salutary in any case, even when no positive results emerge from it (and I remain perplexed). It has the effect [Wirkung] that “the color [is] brighter,” that is, that reality appears more clearly as such. This observation reveals that , according to Godel’s conception , the study of philosophy helps us to see reality more distinctly , even though it may happen that no (communicable ) positive results come out of it to help others. (Kurt Gödel, A Logical Journey)
Wondering what the name of this blog means? See this!
I am a voracious reader and have a set of book recommendations (non-technical and of general interest) and some art-house movies. Find these on this page.
Note: I haven’t had the time to update this page in a while. For now I have posted a set of books available on the internet.
I look at blogging as an impressive method to organize my ruminations. Indeed, blogging takes time and it is mostly not possible to write about a train of thoughts or about something exciting that you read about. However, it is still an option to use whenever time permits. While I usually tend to write about things related to Machine Learning (AI, Applied Math, Computer Vision etc), I also write about things that are mentally stimulating to me in general. That aside, I think Blogging is also a good tool to improve one’s knowledge. For example: In case one finds something deeply stimulating that is outside the purview of their specialties, then blogging about it and putting it up on a public platform would mean doing at least some research on it to write it properly. In a sense the best potential utility of blogging is as a forum for writing about and developing incipient ideas that are not publication worthy otherwise. The feedback on them can be precious. Another side benefit is that sometimes your posts could be of help to some readers, which is definitely a good feeling.
While I might not be able to blog as frequently due to time constraints, it is still something that I always look forward to. In my opinion, blogging loses meaning if it reduces to a chore. It should only be a side product of your excitement and serve to complement it.
I can be contacted on the following email IDs -
firstname_lastname [AT] ieee [DOT] org or
firstname_lastname [AT] computer [DOT] org