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.

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.

I consider myself to be a "Readers's Reader"

My friends describe me as intellectual, 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, Business, Real estate, Cultures, Theology, Computer-Science.


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

University of Arkansas, Little Rock
PhD Artificial Intelligence (19' - Present) -
Natural Language Processing
Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning


Product Ops Manager 2018-2019
Data Scientist Intern

Ace Academy
Computing Teacher
Providence, USA
January - May 2017

Research Assistant, Dr. Joan Peckham
2014 – 2017

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Last updated: October, 2022