Category Archives: Research

Build a Waving Robot using Watson Services

So, building on the previous tutorial on identifying peaks in a sound file, I have integrated into my TJBot robot. Essentially the robot plays a song and waves its arm (driven by a servo motor) in tandem with the peaks … Continue reading

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Detect beats, extract amplitude data from an audio file, using Nodejs

Fork on Github The Problem: Code my TJBot robot such that it listens to and enjoys good music. For a robot to actually enjoy music, it needs to .. well .. become aware of the beats (usually peaks) in said … Continue reading

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Introducing TJBot – An open source maker kit connected to Watson Services.

So, the past few days (months actually) have been spent working to prepare for the Watson Developer Conference where a really special project was unveiled – TJBot. I have had the incredible good fortune to have worked as technical lead … Continue reading

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My Experience with Assets 2016 Conference

This year I had the opportunity to attend the assets2016 conference in Reno, Nevada and it was an excellent learning experience. For clarity, ASSETS stands for ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. The ASSETS conference is the premier computing … Continue reading

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PhD Study Memoirs

If there’s anything you learn during a PhD (especially in the social science field), it is writing. Of course, the act of writing is born out of an underlying sequence of activities – thinking deeply (analytically) on matters, connecting dots, synthesizing (new) meaning and … Continue reading

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Finishing the Internship – Its a wrap!

4 months did whizz by quite fast. And so the internship has come to an end! It was indeed a wonderful and inspiring experience and I am truly humbled and thankful for the opportunity! This post is more of a … Continue reading

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Research Internship – So It Begins.

This post summarizes my early thoughts regarding my upcoming internship, what preparations have been like and what goals I have in mind. Preparations This has meant multiple things for me. It has meant going through the paper work at my … Continue reading

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How do I make my app successful ?

Short Answer : You localize it and you use more permissions (wisely of course). As the number of apps within platform ecosystems  such as Google Play, iTunes, Windows app store begin to cross the million apps mark, there’s a question … Continue reading

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IBM Research Internship – Application Process

For research students in the area of computer science, computational social sciences and just plain social sciences, a research internship can constitute a MAJOR aspect of the grad school experience. You learn a whole lot, build a great network of … Continue reading

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And some of my work is featured on the Wall Street Journal

Yay!! Some of my work on wearables has been featured on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ! I am very much humbled and thankful for the opportunity. Ofcourse, these are simple apps, but are actually the beginning of some more … Continue reading

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