Varun Aggarwal: Griha Prishtha*



Undergrad Projects

Technical Writings

Initiatives & Affliations

Writings and Art



Analog Circuit Optimization
A New Methodology

Art of evolutionary invention



MIT India Reading Group
Start it at your place!!

Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education

JC Bose: The unsung Hero of radio communication






I completed my Masters in EECS from MIT in 2007 (thesis). I am a continuing PhD student, am putting together a startup (See Aspiring Minds) in the domain of Human Capital Assessment and labour inclusion. Also see my new homepage: TRY2DOIT for what other stuff I have been doing lately.

My research is focused on development and application of powerful algorithms combining evolutionary algorithm and machine learning techniques. I am currently designing new algorithms for multi-objective optimization and automatic modeling techniques for convex optimization and analyzing analog circuits from a complex system perspective.

I am a part of the Evo-DesignOpt Group. My research is supervised by Dr. Una-May O'Reilly, who is a Principal Research Scientist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT.

My expertise lies in evolutionary algorithms, machine learning and analog CAD. I have designed and applied these algorithms to multivariate regression, circuit sizing, protein structure prediction, network coding, optimal code parallelization, oscillator topology design, etc.

AWARD: I recently won GOLD at HUMIES, Human Competitive Awards at GECCO 2006 for evolutionary oscillator design.

  My intellectual interests are attuned to study of evolutionary biology and neurobiology; spirituality and philosophy. As an engineer, I am interested in numerous areas in electronics and algorithms, bio-inspired engineering being highly inspirational to me. I keep a balance between intellectual gymnastics and real practical work!

Ideologically, I am driven by looking for solutions to social problems (I call them 'real problems'). I love to know about social issues being pursued by individuals or organizations and be a part. A few efforts of which I am an active part are CURE (co-founder) and MIRG (founder).

My mother tongue, Hindi is a faithful companion in life and writing poems, articles and stories in Hindi (English too) is a keen hobby. I also try my hand at what I call poetic art. Premchand, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Subhas Bose are some of my favorite authors. Vivekananda and Subhas Bose are a few great men who have had an immense influence on my present view of life, society and one's karma!

What am I doing these day?  Research and Courses! ** Coalition to Uproot Ragging from Education (CURE) ** MIT India Reading Group (MIRG)

I write .... Elementary Education in India ** Ragging strikes again ** The philosophy of Hinduism  ** A Prayer ** An Interpretation of Om Jai Jagadish ** Blog

I advocate... JC Bose being a party to invention of radio (More...) ** Zero tolerance to ragging **

What else? I try to draw!

RupeeTimes is an excellent source of loans, credit cards, etc for India.

Varun Aggarwal,
Masters of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, USA
Continuing PhD Student

Email:  varun _ ag @ c s a i l . m i t . e d u   

Looking for::

a. Consultancy offers in evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, convex optimization and CAD for analog design.

My Resume ** My blog ** Sign my guestbook ** View my guestbook ** My preserved old homepage

* 'Griha-Prishtha' is the hindi translation of 'HomePage'
Meet Mohit here, one of my dearest friends and an unparalleled individual.