Padmashree Ravindra's Blog

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Blurb
Did my undergrad in Bangalore, India, worked for a software company for two years and came to NCSU for a Masters degree. I have always enjoyed programming and transitioned from BASIC to C / C++ and Java. I am currently a Ph.D student in the department of Computer Science. My area of interest is scalable analytical processing techniques for semantic graph structured data.
Interests
music, movies, volunteering

Busy Fall and that close to Spring 2014 (already!)

November 16, 2013

It's already November and am not quite sure what happened after Summer! I had a great Summer internship at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center...enjoyed working on a new research project and meeting interns from all over the world. I got back in August and had to ...

OLPC Experiment

November 9, 2012

The article about the Ethiopian kids reminded me of an old Tech talk that I had seen (Link - http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html) A similar experiment was done in 1999 called as the "Hole in the Wall" project, where an internet-connected PC was embedded into a hole in ...

Keys to Success

September 28, 2012

In every phase of life, success is what drives us to do what we do...sometimes to even take the risks that we take. If there was one definite answer to this question and an answer that anybody could easily follow, we would not have had so many best-selling authors ...

New Year's Blog

September 15, 2012

Seems like a long semester already! Was the first Summer that I stayed back in Raleigh. This semester, I will continue to help with the USCRI refugee project. We hope to get more students than the last semester and make it useful to as many as possible. I will be ...

Five years from now...

October 26, 2011

Hmm....I do not own an iPhone or an iPad...for that matter not even an iPod. But when I look back, the biggest and most positive change in the last 5 years has been social networking sites and the fact that these new iGadgets can be used to instantly ...