PhD / Computer Science
Founder & CEO
I was a research assistant, specializing in algorithms, supervised by Prof. Rezaul
Chowdhury. The state-of-the-art was that humans were discovering algorithms. My PhD
work proves that computers can discover non-trivial algorithms. Before coming to Stony
Brook, I worked as a Software Engineer at IBM, India. I received my Bachelor of Engineering
degree in Computer Science from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, India.
I am the Founder and CEO of Learning is Beautiful. Ours will be the first company
in the world to teach deep thinking and hardcore problem-solving on higher education
topics through extremely simple and intuitive animated videos on a grand scale. Finally,
after almost 10 years of dreaming, now I am able to follow my life's dream of building
a great online educational company.
Structure of a typical day:
Emailing. Phone calling. Meeting people. Networking. Reading 50+ pages of a personality
development book. Deep thinking. Creating visions. Planning. Lots of problem-solving.
How did you find the job?:
I did not find the job. The job (or the divine task) found me. Around 10 years ago,
I realized that "learning" is the panacea that can solve almost all problems in our
lives and the world. At that time, I had decided to build an online educational company
to change the world. After PhD, I am simply following the algorithm to chase my dream
and convert it into reality.
Advice to other students:
Learn, learn, and learn indefinitely. Learning starts with the willingness to learn
and ends up in execution of the learned knowledge. You can achieve anything in the
world with learning. Here is a simple exercise you can do. Learn (includes execution)
from 10 great books on personality development in the next 1 year and see yourself
time travel to 10 years into the future, of your maturity.
Cannot thieves steal, cannot even King usurp,
Cannot siblings covet, not even heavy to carry,
As is spent, keeps on increasing continuously,
Wealth of Vidya (knowledge) is the supreme of all wealth.
- Sanskrit verse