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Rajeev With Astrophoto Equipment

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I'm originally from New Delhi, though I did my undergraduate education at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay (now Mumbai), from where I graduated with a B.Tech in Computer Sciences in 1990. After graduation, I joined AT&T in Murray Hill, NJ, where I worked with Narendra Karmarkar on his idea for a special-purpose architecture for scientific computation. I left AT&T in 1992 to start graduate studies at the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, receiving my M.S. in 1994, and my PhD in October 1999 (supervised by Jay Misra). From November 1999 through August 2003, I worked at the Compaq/HP Systems Research Center (formerly DEC-SRC). Since October 2003, I have been working at the Laboratory for Reliable Software at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

I have had many hobbies over the years, but one passion that has endured since an early age has been a love of astronomy. While living in the Bay Area, I dabbled in astrophotography, but after moving to the smoggy, light-polluted suburbs of Los Angeles, astrophotography is harder to do, so I have drifted into more terrestial forms of digital photography, and become an enthusiastic Strobist!

You can see some of my photography in my photography gallery.