PhD Nerds – Grand Realizations

On March 3, 2011, in Comics, irregular, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Optimization is integral to almost every field of Engineering. As a Grad student undertaking classes in convex optimization I went through a phenomena that I guess every engineer will go through sometime in his life. A grand realization; that everything is optimization...which will be followed by another realization that almost… Read the full article

PhD Nerds – The law of small numbers

On February 23, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
An average Indian engineering boy spends quite a lot of time sitting in front of different department gates just to get a glimpse of a hot girl. Well all that time spent would have been a total waste if not for the below graph. The result can help the younger… Read the full article

God Playing God!

On February 20, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup begins and millions (or may be billions) of people all around the world get glued to their sofas and hold on to their remotes. This is an occasion when sports bring together people from all over the world, regardless of their culture and religion.… Read the full article
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PhD Nerds – First Crush

On February 15, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Everyone has a first crush... Sometimes its the next door neighborer's cute daughter at other times it is some famous singer or actress. Geek or not one thing that happens when you see your crush pass by is that your heart goes...

First Crush

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PhD Nerds – What makes a good researcher?

On February 8, 2011, in Blog, PhD nerds, by Amiya
So what it takes to be a good researcher? Answer comes from Dr. Ian Dick.... Click on the image for larger view Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual events in this or any other parallel universe (although highly probable) is coincidental.

What it takes

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PhD Nerds – What is your problem?

On January 29, 2011, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Always confused what the problem was - well now you know 🙂
Disclaimer: All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead (although probable), is purely coincidental.

Now you know what was your problem

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PhD Nerds – Being on Facebook

On January 21, 2011, in Blog, PhD nerds, by Amiya
It's been a while since I posted anything after returning from a vacation from back home. Took a while to gear up. So this post is dedicated to all the grad students who added their supervisors to their Facebook profiles in an attempt to appear cool. Click on the image Read the full article
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Performance Vs Time – The Bhattacharya Limit

On December 14, 2010, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya

No matter how hard you try - the limit is set!

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Why nerds should not date normal women

On December 11, 2010, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Past few days were hectic as it is exam time. It's been over a year since I gave an exam so I was kind of nervous today; fortunately all went well. Now the next exam is on 20th, that is a full 10 days away!! This is really bad -… Read the full article
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Surprise Tests

On November 22, 2010, in Comics, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Surprise tests used to be fun. I do not know about other places but it was like this in Kharagpur, Electrical department. I bet it would not be very different in other places 🙂 Let me know your experiences...

Surprise tests are fun ain't they?

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