I am a graduate student in the college of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. I am interested in the working of Software and how various computer components collaborate and interact in perfect harmony to produce functional systems. Beauty without brains is as useless as brains without beauty. A software product must be beautiful in its appearence and intuitive to use, apart from being well designed and robust. Designing and developing software which combines a good "look and feel" with good design is my main area of interest.
the first computer i ever used was in in 1999. It was a Toshiba T-1200 and it started my love affair with these beautiful machines. My current computer is a HP Pavilion dv6449us dual-booting Fedora 9 and Vista. Outside academics, I enjoy trekking, watching movies and playing the guitar. A voracious reader, I read a lot of books and write poetry when I feel poetic. I am the webmaster for Sanskriti, the Indian Graduate Students Association at Northeastern.
courses I have taken this far:
Completely redesigned the website to be visually appealing and functional. Software used was Dreamweaver 8, Photoshop 7, Fireworks and Notepad++. Server-side scripting is done in PHP 5.
View the website.
Designed the theme for the advertisements and compiled the credits for the "making of" video. Software used was Adobe Photoshop 7 with zdtech2 brushes. View the advertisements here and watch the video here
A 'concept' spell-checker based on SOUNDEX and the Levenshtein Distance algorithms. The accuracy of the spell-checker can be adjusted so that the user may choose to receive only an exact corrections for an erroneous word or a list of correct options which seem similar to the erroneous word. Link
BackupTrack helps you keep track of your data backed up across multiple storage media by allowing you to browze and search through metadata about the storage device. Metadata is stored in an XML database and database access is done using Xpath. Link