DesiLinguist

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Gender MALE
Industry Science
Occupation Research Scientist
Location Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Introduction I am currently a research scientist with the Text, Language and Computation group at Educational Testing Service. I was a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. I do research for the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) in the areas of Statistical Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics. I graduated with a B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) and got my M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland itself. I then decided that I like writing buggy computer software a little more than creating failure-prone computer hardware and so I switched to Computer Science.
Interests Reading, Writing, Blogging, Movies, Television, Trivia, Gadgets, Reading
Favorite Movies M*A*S*H, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Godzilla, Scent Of A Woman, Groundhog Day, The Lion In Winter, Agneepath, Chupke Chupke
Favorite Music Billy Joel, Sting, Rahman, Junoon, Tan Dun, Mozart, Bally Sagoo, Santana
Favorite Books Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses, The Bug, The Golden Gate, City Of Djinns, The Language Instinct, The Lord Of The Rings, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Age Of Kali

When you open your eyes underwater, do you ever worry that you'll drown?

I swim with my eyes closed ... ask the fish.