Alok Baikadi's Blog

Hi! I'm a Ph.D student in Computer Science, studying Artificial Intelligence and writing and creativity support tools. I received my B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. I studied music in my undergraduate program as well, and have been exploring creative writing in order to further my understanding of creativity. I am an unabashed reader, there's little more fulfilling than watching a good narrative unfold.
Reading, Mathematics, Role Playing Games, Music, Writing, Fencing, (Whitewater) Canoeing/Kyaking

New Years Blog

September 20, 2012

It's the beginning of a new school year. As someone who's been here all summer, the beginning of the school year doesn't always hold a lot of meaning for me. There are more people, new students, new faces. More activity. But the day to day life of ...

STARS Reflection March 2011

March 5, 2011

How are your current academic goals developing?Finally making some progress on that qualifier. How is your STARS project progressing?Will have better updates next time. Has STARS mentoring been helpful lately?The STARS mentoring seems to be progressing at an acceptable rate. Did you experience any memorable events recently ...

STARS Reflection February 2011

February 24, 2011

How are your current academic goals developing?There have been several setbacks, schedule wise for my academic goals. How is your STARS project progressing?My STARS project has had some difficulties scheduling, but I'm confidant they'll get sorted out within the next few days. Has STARS mentoring been ...

STARS Reflection January 2011

January 26, 2011

How are your current academic goals developing?There have been some setbacks for my academic goals, but I've managed to pull myself back on track in the last couple of days. How is your STARS project progressing?We had some of the projects get off to a rough start ...

Tutoring, Feed Your Brain, and Research: Oh My!

November 9, 2010

This is my first semester in STARS, so I suppose I should start with a brief introduction. My name is Alok Baikadi, I'm a 4th year Ph.D student in computer science. I was very involved in my undergraduate ACM chapter, and joined STARS for many of the same ...