Welcome to my website!

Here's the layout of this website: the Resume section gives details of my efforts to make a difference to other people's lives. The Interests section mentions some of the things I do to enrich my life. In reality, quite often the lines blur between the two sections.


To give you some context, here's a brief biography in reverse chronological order.        I currently work as a Software Engineer at Cloudera in San Francisco. Cloudera, headquartered in Palo Alto, provides the enterprise distribution of Apache Hadoop, the distributed data processing and storage technology. Details on my work on Cloudera's Management Suite can be found here. I graduated with a Masters degree in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy in Pittsburgh. At the Robotics Institute, I researched haptics and psychophysics of deformable objects and was advised by Prof. Ralph Hollis. While at CMU, I also developed a healthy interest in Technology for Social Development and in that vein created project DeSIGN. A detailed listing of my activities on that front can be found here. Prior to coming to the United States, I completed my undergraduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering at Cardiff University in the U.K. That was preceded by my middle school and high school education in Chennai (Madras), India. My early childhood years were spent in the Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

If you'd like to get in touch with me, you can choose your mode of communication from the Contact section. Have a great day!