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I am Subhayan Mukerjee. And welcome to my personal webspace.

I am a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. I mostly study social networks. I also try to study human behaviour, often unsuccessfully.

I am a Bengali, and have lived most of my life in Calcutta. In 2009 I was deported to the barren wastelands of Pilani so that I could pursue degrees in mathematics and computer science. In hindsight, this transfer opened my eyes to a lot of new things and gave a certain direction to my thoughts and principles - many of which govern my life today.

After two years of working in the software and data analytics industry, I decided to take the leap into graduate school life. Having been on a primarily technical/quantitative career trajectory thus far, the social sciences beckoned me because of one fictitious character -  Hari Seldon, in my favourite novel - the Foundation trilogy. It is probably as a result, that the intersection of computational methods and social questions continues to drive my research inquiries in grad school. Outside my research, I do my best to try and keep up with emerging trends in the global technology landscape. I often write essays about them, which you'll find in my blog.

I am extremely eclectic by nature, and a lot of what I think, and strive to achieve is greatly fuelled by my interest in the evolution of scientific thinking and both, Eastern and Western philosophy. If I had to name my four favourite individuals who have had the greatest influence on me, they would be (in no particular order) Plato, Kurt Gödel, Alan Turing, and Adi Sankaracharya.

I love reading hard science fiction and fantasy fiction. I also like to watch comedy television shows - particularly British ones.

I am more of an indoor than an outdoor person, but I do follow sports religiously. I have been following Formula 1 for the better part of two decades now, and I am also a supporter of the Arsenal Football Club (I know, it's tough).

Nothing more to say, really. Thanks for the visit and all that. Here are a few memes to end this page (because, why not?)