Artificial intelligence: the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence.
Natural Language Processing: a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages.
These are my interests. I have had the opportunity to do a number of projects in each of these fields. I have started this blog not with the intention to create a technical journal, but rather to create an extension of natural thought. And although my endeavors in learning aren’t quite over, I have started this blog to share thoughts, ideas, and explanations into my future projects and to provide simple explanations into methodologies and processes that have helped me.
After about a year of self-learning, a Java course at Stanford catalyzed my interest in manipulating computers to easily perform large and complex calculations. My interest soon shifted to a specific field of computer science that had fascinated me ever since I was a boy: artificial intelligence. My work in hybrid recursive neural networks and genetic algorithms, two specialized sectors of artificial intelligence, soon took off in the form of the development of optimization algorithms, or algorithms designed to increase the efficiency of solving computationally impossible (np-hard) problems.
Computer science, or technology in general, appeals to my interests in its ability to break free of the common constraints of time and computational power; it lets you begin to think in a more logical, methodical, and creative way. It offers its students a set of tools to lay out the most complex of ideas into a set of logical steps and, in the process, molds the students’ natural thought process. This mutuality between the subject and its students has always provided me with some sort of exhilarating sense and has nurtured my interest in computer science. Since this realization, I have immersed myself in cutting edge research and algorithms.