Hello, I am Arka Bhattacharya and I am a graduate student at Columbia University, New York studying mathematics and computer science.
I have passed the degree of Bachelor in Technology (B.Tech) in the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy , India in 2013 and am the recipient of the ACM Student Scholarship Award at the ACM Turing Centenary Celebration 2012 held at San Francisco.
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I am interested in almost all aspects of theoretical computer science and mathematics but specifically they are complexity theory and approximation algorithms with peripheral interests in quantum computation and number theory.
My other non-academic interests include mountaineering and all other adventure sports,travelling,music and reading magazines. I have been to many places in the Himalayas, Nilgiris and the Garo-Khasi Hills and am a great lover of food and have tasted many cuisines. I am an active player of football and am interested in sports like cricket, lawn tennis and athletics.There are a lot of magazines which I always have a look on ,like ACM XRDS, IEEE Spectrum, India Today, Outlook and Newsweek.
I did my secondary and higher-secondary schooling from DAV Model School, Durgapur affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE).
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Presently working as a developer in the Algorithmic Trading
Industry (2015 - Present)
Currently TAing for the course, 'Introduction to Computational Linear Algebra' at Columbia University
Awarded the MSTA fellowship for Spring 2014 semester