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Who am I?

I am a full stack developer and a technology manager. I currently work at Morgan Stanley in London.

Professional Interests

  • System architecure and API design
  • Quantitative risk analysis
  • User interface design
  • Software testing

Publications and Public Projects

  • Quantum Cellular Automa: An independent study I and Pulkit Gambhir undertook as part of our undergraduate college work to explore alternate computing paradigms. We focused our attention on carbon nanontubes and quantum cellular automata. The report here summarizes our findings on quantum cellular automata.
  • Note Maker: An open source and free system to easily create notes containing text as well as mathematical equations on your website or blog.


My Reading List

Here is a list of books that I can recommend to those who have an interest in these topics.

Computing and Software Engineering

  • Software Architecture in Practice: Paul Clements, Rick Kazman
  • Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems: Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff, Niall Richard Murphy
  • Programming Pearls: Jon Bentley
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns: Gregor Hohpe, Bobby Woolf
  • The Pragmatic Programmer: Andy Hunt, David Thomas
  • Effective Java: Joshua Bloch
  • Java Performance: The Definitive Guide: Scott Oaks


  • Linear Algebra: Kenneth M Hoffman, Ray Kunze
  • Real Analysis: Stein and Shakarchi
  • Complex Analysis: Stein and Shakarchi
  • An Intermediate Course in Probability: Alan Gut
  • Introduction to Stochastic Processes: Gregory Lawler


  • Introduction to Electrodynamics: David Griffiths
  • Classical Mechanics: Herbert Goldstein, Charles Poole, John Safko
  • Quantum Mechanics: Ramamurti Shankar
  • Spacetime and Geometry: Sean Carroll

Finance and Financial Mathematics

  • Option Pricing and Volatility: Sheldon Natenberg
  • Fixed Income Analysis: Frank Fabozzi
  • Value At Risk: Philippe Jorion
  • Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Steven Shreve
  • The Volatility Surface: Jim Gatheral


  • The Great War For Civilization: Robert Fisk
  • Byzantium: Judith Herrin
  • Europe's Tragedy - A New History Of The Thirty Years War: Peter H. Wilson
  • A History of Hong Kong: Frank Welsh


  • Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law: Danny Gittings
  • Justice: Michael J. Sandel
  • Thinking Like A Lawyer: Frederick Schauer
  • Is the Hong Kong judiciary sleepwalking to 2047?: Henry Litton