Trisha Biswas's Blog

I'm a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Computer Science at NC State University. I received my bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology, India in 2008 and my master's degree in Computer Science from NC State University in Spring 2011. My research interests are in routing protocols for wireless networks. I have been a part of STARS for the past two years and it has been a great experience!
Listening to music and singing, Writing programs, Swimming, Playing Tennis

Patents or No Patents?

November 12, 2011

The recent examples of repeated and ugly patent wars have kept us wondering - are patents a good thing or are they a waste of everybody's time and a hindrance to innovation itself? To draw an exaggerated analogy to the patent wars, let me present a scenario. I decide to ...

Interacting with the digital world

October 31, 2011

I think 5 years from now, we'll be communicating with the digital world through... voice & gestures. Sorry if that was a let-down. Yes, we already have pretty good speech recognizers as well as text-to-speech. With Siri on iPhone4, we even have a voice activated 'personal assistant'. But I still ...

From Logo to Linkedin

October 15, 2011

The first time I used a computer was way back when I was in second grade. They used to teach us 'Logo' back then. Logo is a programming language which is an adaptation of Lisp - we used to draw figures with it by moving the 'turtle' around the screen. It ...

STARS Reflection April 2011

April 15, 2011

How are your current academic goals developing?Okay. I'm developing an analytical model for a routing protocol that I had designed last semester. Unfortunately I've been out of touch with formal probabilistic models for a while, so I'm having to read up lots of text! Hopefully it ...

STARS Reflection April 2011

April 1, 2011

How are your current academic goals developing?Good so far. I'm trying to get enough research done for the Oral prelims this year. How is your STARS project progressing?Fine. Tutoring hasn't been very busy lately. As for the Counselor kits, I'm designing a poster. Has STARS ...