Once upon a time, I wondered what computers could do. More specifically, what I could do, given a computer. Since I embarked on this journey, I have conceived, iterated and finally materialized many useful personal projects.
Most recently, I developed a predictive SIR model for COVID-19 spread for an Indian state. I solved a number of sets of differential equations and plot the curves. I used Euler’s method by hand and with computational programs. I also applied the Runge-Kutta method in R language. I ran inferences that show the spread of infection using that mathematical model.
Professionally, I contributed to the machine learning aspects of Alexa AI in my employ under Amazon.
I envision technology that brings people closer to nature. I like to make sure that all the time spent in front of a screen is meaningful and deliberate, ‘Time well spent’ !
Making technology more accessible
I was born in Gujarat, India.
I know Gujarati and Hindi languages. I also learned Sanskrit, Spanish and French as a hobby.
My personality archetype is INTJ – ‘Architect’.
Only 2% of the general population has this Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) including:
🚀 Elon Musk
💊 Walter White
🎭 George Carlin
👩🏽💼 Michelle Obama
👵🏻 Hillary Clinton
🔭 Stephen Hawkings
🎥 Christopher Nolan
💡 Friedrich Nietzsche
Putting my money where my mouth is…
Underprivileged children need our support in the CoViD crisis. I helped UNICEF in the need of the hour. I encourage you to do your part too.
I made a donation to Wikipedia (Wikimedia Foundation) to help everyone in the world get access to knowledge for free and let them share their knowledge freely.
I don’t have a photo for this, but when I donated a certain generous sum of money to a homeless woman trying to sell toys for her family at the beach, no camera could have captured her smile. “EDITH (Even dead, I’m the hero)” twinkled the star of my grandfather on his birthdate. I didn’t know her language so I don’t know what she said in response, but it was clear that she and her daughters were grateful for the kind gesture. I will never forget this moment, ever. It reminds me of the joy of giving in this unfair world.
The Duolingo Plus subscription doesn’t really add much to the experience, which is a good thing as they stay true to their mission to keep education free for millions.
More donations planned for future
- The Guardian especially for The Great Hack
- Change.org (Petitions website)
- ShareTheMeal by United Nations
- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
- Super-Agent for cookie consent
- To every free software I have ever used (that I can recall)
I developed a predictive SIR model for COVID-19 spread for an Indian state
September 12, 2020
I solved a number of sets of differential equations and plot the curves. I used Euler’s method by hand and with computational programs. I also applied the Runge-Kutta method in R language. I ran inferences that show the spread of infection using that mathematical model.
You’re welcome, 3020 and 12020
October 9, 2020
My code contribution to IBM’s Watson is selected by Microsoft GitHub for safekeeping in the Arctic World Archive Code Vault.