Monday, May 22, 2006

My Graduation Ceremony at UT-Austin

Finally the day arrived when I finished my M.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin. I felt like as I am on cloud number nine. Definitely, it was a great achievement for me as I worked very hard towards getting my degree. All well if it ends well, wisely said by someone.

These days I am in Connecticut with my elder brother and having a gala time at home. I have lots of plans for my summer break. Let's see what all I can fulfill.

In the evening, I went for a stroll of this small city, Stamford. I found it very nice and peaceful. Downtown is just walking distance from home which makes it all the more better.

I spent my most of my day in sleeping, surfing and eating. I am a jobless fellow these days. It is good to be jobless for sometime as it gives you some time to ponder over where your life is heading and which way you want it to go. One should spend sometime in one's own company sometime, it helps a lot in understanding the innerself.

Holiday time

After a long wait, I have finally come out of Austin and enjoying my summer break in Stamford, Comnecticut. It is a calm and small town. I plan to make the most of these holidays and visit as many places as possible. I have lots of things on my to-do list like reading books, roaming around, meeting friends and some small tasks that need to be taken care of.

I would keep updating this blog quite often now as I have plenty of time now with me :-).

Friday, May 12, 2006

Thought of the day

About Love & Unselfishness

Does there exist anything called "Unselfish Love" in this world anywhere? I think it does else we would not have been here. Who are we? Why we are here? I think there is no point rambling about these questions, just relax and take a chill pill.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Greedy vs. Dynamic Programming

Greedy or Dynamic Programming? Which one to apply when is one of the most interesting problem in Computer Sciences. Both are pretty good techniques in solving the optimality problem. However, people like to have a bias for DP in comparison to the greedy approach because Greedy does not always give you the absolute optima, due to hill-climbing problem you might stuck to a local minima. I know a couple of friends of mine are super geeks in applying DP. DP is an elegant method to solve most of the optimization problems.

Sense of humor

It is a very sensitive topic as some people try very hard to show that they have a great sense of humor but most of them fails miserably. As it is not at all an easy task to make someone laugh on your joke. Good sense of humor is not very common. There are many levels of good humor and that helps people to develop their social circle. One can see it as a well known computer science problem of clustering. Same kinds of people cluster together to make a group.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Common interview questions on algorithms

Common interview questions on algorithms


Given N machines with M integers (not necessarily distinct), How would you find the median among these M * N integers with a constraint that these Machines cannot hold more than M integers?

General thoughts

Today after a long break, I again decided to fill this space with some thoughts of mine which were coming like a fast flowing river in my mind. The reason for my absence from this place is a classified information which cannot be made public. lol. just kidding. nothing serious, was just busy in my MS at University of Texas at Austin. Believe me getting an MS from UT is quite engaging task. If you want to do it in the hard way and perfectly. This is going to be my last semester here, hurray....yep, I finally reached this milestone. Spring, 2006, that's when I will graduate from UT. I spent two really great years meeting with some extraordinarily smart people, who inspired me in many ways.

These days, I am relatively free, so felt like blogging. I think it is a good habit to blog, a vent for getting your thoughts structured and maintaining a personal diary as well. I think I would keep blogging as an when I get a chance. So stay tuned.

So what are my plans to do after I finish my M.S. First thing first, I want to spend my time with my elder brother, Mayank in Connecticut and plan to visit the north east area. I want to spend half of my summer in visiting the east coast as I know that as soon as I start working at Google, I am not going to get this big vacation!!!! So, this is going to be a party time for me!