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Raj Shukla

(Alumn)

Natural Language Processing Computational Scientist

Raj is an Applied Mathematician. Raj did his BS and MS in Mathematics, Physics and Geophysics at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India. After graduation Raj worked as a Physicist at National/International oil companies before he started his PhD (jointly from Oklahoma State/Rice University) with a focus on high order numerical methods. Raj’s research focuses on the intersection of applied mathematics and deep learning. During and proceeding earning his PhD, Raj has worked as a Researcher at Halliburton, British Petroleum, Hewlett-Packard and Brown University. Raj has been captivated by Physics from childhood, primarily mathematical operators. Two books that have transformed Raj’s life are “The Forgotten Revolution: How Science Was Born in 300 BC and Why it Had to Be Reborn”, which was given to him by his father. The second book which influenced him the most, was given to Raj by his high school Mathematics teacher. This book was titled “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character”. Apart from his research work, Raj is currently immersed in literature on number systems and encryption and is searching for a gap where he could contribute.