PhD Nerds: Connect the dots…

On February 22, 2012, in Blog, Comics, irregular, PhD nerds, by Amiya
It is interesting how long a simple problem can take especially when we are biased to think in a particular way. Try to solve the problem below and note down how long it takes. In case you give up here is the solution

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PhD Nerds: single on valentine’s day?

On February 14, 2012, in Blog, Comics, irregular, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Single on valentine's day? Well life can't treat you any better....or as Natasha Bedingfield sings -
This is my current single status My declaration of independence There's no way I'm tradin' places Right now a star's in the ascendant
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Sembawang Park, Singapore

On January 29, 2012, in Gallery, Nature, People and Places, by Amiya

Coast Guards

I normally go to the city center for photo shoots, but this time I wanted to see something new. So I headed towards Sembawang MRT. Sembawang park which is 10 minutes from the MRT (via bus 882) is relatively small and peaceful park with a small beach.  It… Read the full article
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PhD Nerds: schrodinger’s graduate student

On January 24, 2012, in Comics, Humor, PhD nerds, by Amiya
Most of us know about schrodinger's famous thought experiment.  It illustrates  the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects. If you feel bad for the cat, do think once about the graduate student who has to carry out the experiment!

schrodinger's graduate student

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Mahabaleshwar, panchgani road trip

On January 19, 2012, in Blog, Gallery, Nature, People and Places, Travel, by Amiya

Shivaji Maharaj

Back home in India, took a short trip to Mahabaleshwar, some 250 Kms from Mumbai. It has some wonderful resorts and breathtaking landscape. Most of the points are close to each other. The points looking over Krishna river are magnificent. There is a small lake (Venna lake) as… Read the full article
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Night Shots: taken over Henderson waves bridge

On November 6, 2011, in Gallery, HDR, Low Light, by Amiya
Some clicks taken from above Henderson waves bridge. It's amazing that the night sky has as much dynamic range or more as most day shots! To try out how HDR flares at night I tried taking a few. To capture as much as I can, keeping my camera on a… Read the full article

PhD Nerds: dual monitor and productivity

On October 31, 2011, in Comics, Humor, PhD nerds, by Amiya
I just got my third monitor and second workstation. My table now looks more like a trader's bench. Though multiple research conclusively demonstrates the advantage of more than one monitor; does it really increase productivity? Read the full article
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Kuala Lumpur – Genting – Batu Caves; Malaysia Road Trip

On October 27, 2011, in Blog, Gallery, People and Places, Travel, by Amiya
I just came back from a weekend road trip to Malaysia. Apart from some really frustrating moments, thanks to the malfunctioning GPS and one way roads of KL, the trip was a success. We started on Friday evening at around 5 PM from Singapore, took a bus towards Johar Bahru… Read the full article

Lateral Inhibition: optical illusions using openCv

On October 16, 2011, in Computer Vision and IP, Research, by Amiya
For people working in computer vision, openCv is godsend. The following is code implementation for creating an optical illusion. This involves creating a pencil sketch and some more simple filtering application. Check out the illusion here. Direct Access Header: It makes accessing individual pixels in openCv way easier
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Lateral Inhibition: create your own optical illusions!

On October 16, 2011, in Blog, Computer Vision and IP, Entertainment, Research, Technology, by Amiya
EDIT: I changed the code a bit so that the strips appear horizontal rather than vertical. The advantage of it is that the hidden image can be revealed just by rapidly scrolling up and down...(while you do so fix your eye at the center). The illusion is really cool.… Read the full article
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