A brief introduction

My name is Arun, and I am a sixth-year PhD student at Johns Hopkins, studying Computer Science and Genomics. My main interests in Computer Science are algorithms, machine learning, cryptography and computer security. In computational biology, my interests include algorithms for computational biology, genomic privacy, computational genomics and sketching. My advisor at Hopkins is Dr. Mike Schatz.

Before starting my PhD at Johns Hopkins, I studied Computer Science and Computational Biology at Brown University. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science, with Honors, in 2018. My thesis was on approaches in genomic privacy, and was supervised by my advisor, Dr. Sorin Istrail.

If you want to get in touch with me, you can send me an email at arun dot das at jhu dot edu.

More About Me

Outside of my work, I am a life-long Liverpool FC (YNWA!), an avid football and cricketer watcher, a Star Wars and Tolkien aficionado, a fledgling horophile (favorite complication: a sonnorie), and a self-professed techie and gamer (favorite games: FIFA, Pokemon, Minecraft).

I love traveling, and have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel all around the world, and to live in three different countries. I am fluent in English and Hindi, and familiar with Spanish, Mandarin, Malayalam and Bengali. I'm also currently learning Russian!

My passion is education. I've was an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) in the Brown Computer Science department for three years, and it was the highlight of my undergraduate experience.

This website is a collection of all the things I find important: things I have done, problems I have solved, and topics I am interested in. I hope you enjoy it.

The site itself done in HTML5 and CSS,and is hosted on Github pages. Feel free to check out the code, as well as the underlying stencil, on my Github page! A newer, cleaner version is in the works, so stay tuned!