I am a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and a member of the computer architecture and system lab (CASL). As a graduate research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Yalamanchili, I am involved in high-performance computing projects. My research interests include but are not limited to designing near-data-processing (NDP)-based accelerators for sparse problems and deep neural networks (DNN). Besides doing research in the field of computer architecture, I do drawing and painting. While I am interested in realistic drawing of portraits and people using pencil, charcoal, and watercolor, my main imagery is abstract painting. I integrate geometrical shapes with both sharp and soft edges, to create objects, which are distinguishable by their borders.
This drawing is inspired by a photograph, taken by Rachel Neville, of two dancers of Atlanta Ballet, Jessica Assef and Moises Martin. The view point from a top-level balcony in Paris gives the sense of romance to the drawing. The technique of two vanishing point perspective is used.
Time Vertigo visualizes space-time simultaneously by mixing colors and geometric shapes. This painting is a deep envision of the “Gravity” drawing. Simplifying the minor details of a scene, happing in a known time and location (i.e., Paris), and bringing the other scenes happing simultaneously to the same location is the key insight of the painting. The six characters in the painting are basically representative of the two main dancers, in three captures of time, past, present, and future, but all happening concurrently.
The Union Harmony shows the beauty of world, made up of elements such as a goldfish, a symbol of life, eyes, the gateways into the soul, lotus, the symbol of purity of the body and mind. All of them are connected through music, a shared language of human regardless their races.
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