Nikhil Buduma, MIT The Musings of Nikhil Buduma
A collection of adventures, thoughts, and random tidbits from an MIT computer science student

Deep Learning in a Nutshell

29 December 2014

Deep learning. Neural networks. Backpropagation. Over the past year or two, I've heard these buzz words being tossed around a lot, and it's something that has definitely seized my curiosity recently. Deep learning is an area of active research these days, and if you've kept up with the field o...


The Cell... Reimagined

27 December 2014

I’ve been obsessed with biology ever since I was a kid. It started all the way back from the time when I had to make regular visits to the cardiologist — one of the side effects of being born with a serious heart defect. My heart defect has (thankfully) since recovered, but those visits had a ...


Hacking the North

22 September 2014

When I first heard about Hack the North at the University of Waterloo, I was immediately on board. Basically free flights to and from Canada, a roof over my head while I'm there, unlimited free food (including poutine), and 36 hours of high energy hacking. It was an irresistable opportunity.


Greylock Hackfest @ Medium!

21 July 2014

As of writing this post I’ve gone approximately 36 hours without sleeping after attending my first serious hackathon, Greylock Hackfest @ Medium. As you can probably guess, I’m pretty exhausted, but I want to put everything down in writing before I forget it. I hope you’ll forgive me if I veer...


CEE Capitol Hill Luncheon Remarks

01 May 2014

Probably one of the most formative experiences of my time in high school was participating in the USA Biology Olympiad, a contest sponsored by the Center for Excellence and Education. For those who may not be familiar with the format of the competition, the Olympiad is a series of examinations...


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