Welcome




I’m Rick and this is my website. I describe myself belonging and thinking through Western Reformed Tradition, of Tamil Descent. My Ancestors are from Tamil Nadu, India.

My Favorite Scientist is Scottish- Scientist and Inventor, Alexander Graham Bell

I graduated with a M.S in Computer Science, writing my thesis titled, "Kodai: A Software Architecture and Implementation for Segmentation", under Dr. Joan Peckham. My Master's Degree is from the University of Rhode Island, USA. I cherish books.

I've breathed in Rhode Island, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, D.C., Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, India.
I've been adventurous and blessed abundantly with travel experiences.

My Mom describes me as being thorough in my thoughts.

My friends describe me as friendly, caring, faithful, committed, visionary and good listener. I'm trilingual. I speak English, Tamil and Hindi. In my spare time -- I delight in reading, writing, meeting new people and taking walks.

Working with International students from China, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Thailand, Japan, Brazil, UK, and fellow Americans has expanded my view of the world. My curiousity drives me to thirst for better understanding of the world around me. I especially enjoy cultures and explaining cross-cultural differences. If you had met me, you would find me gravitating towards discussing complex-ideas, inter-disciplinary topics related to History, Engineering, Philosophy, Sociology, Business, Real estate, Cultures, Theology, Computer Science.


Education

University of Rhode Island
University of Rhode Island
M.S Computer Science (17')

Thesis: "Kodai: A Software Architecture
and Implementation for Segmentation"

University of Arkansas, Little Rock
PhD Information Science (19' - Present)

Research Interests: Reinforcement Learning,
Social Computing


Employment


Triblio
Product Ops Manager 2018-2019
Data Scientist Intern
2017-2018


Ace Academy
Computing Teacher
Providence, USA
January - May 2017


Research Assistant, Dr. Joan Peckham
2014 – 2017

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Last updated: December, 2019