I'm a journalist and an engineer.
I report stories that combine innovative software skills and traditional investigative techniques.
The short version:
- Indian Bengali raised in Bahrain, based in NYC.
- Caltech Undergrad (B.S. in Mechanical Engineering + Business Economics and Management).
- Columbia University Grad (M.S. in Computer Science + M.S. in Journalism).
- Currently Senior Research & Data Fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, MuckRock.
- Previously at the Washington Post Newsroom Engineering Team / News Apps.
- POLITICO Reporting Fellow, Class of 2022-2023
The long version:
My work spans national politics, software engineering for newsrooms, data science for climate and public health reporting, and investigative reporting on international narcotics trade-routes.
What I'm interested in now:
During my graduate career, I've developed a focus in deep learning for computer vision applications, and international conflict reporting through remote sensing techniques.
What got me here:
I've previously worked as a Venture Capital analyst, an
assistant producer for a filmmaker, and was part of the
artist-in-residence program at C.E.R.N. At Caltech, I built autonomous robots, and worked as a researcher in labs
spanning the fields of topological quantum dynamics, material science, autonomous technologies, and microfluidic systems.
What drives me:
I am and always will be always deeply curious about the commercial and societal impact of novel and/or pervasive technologies. I also believe that we work best when we collaborate. Throughout my career, I've had the opportunity to lead numerous technical and logistical teams with notable success.
Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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My Recent Publications
Fentanyl Is Killing More People During the Pandemic. In Santa Clara County, Victims Are Getting Younger
How We Analyzed Death Records and Found Overdoses Rising
California's Working-Age Latinos Are Disproportionately Dying of COVID-19
Analysis & updates | Why Some States Won’t Share Race and Ethnicity Data on Vaccinations with the CDC—and Why That’s a Problem
Michigan was warned about British COVID-19 variant, but many ignored it
The Demise of White House Market Will Shake Up the Dark Web
2021 California recall election results
The US is undercounting COVID deaths, researchers say. Now they have a tool to figure out why.
A Corner for Experimentation
Photo and video storytelling skills I'm working on.