2017

Deep Learning Through the Lens of the Information Plane

21 Dec 2017 - 13 minute read

The ridiculous effectiveness of Deep Learning has lead to research on tools that help to analyze these Deep Neural Network based “black boxes”. Recent research papers by the Information Theory community to analyze has rise to a new tool, The Information Plane, which can help analyze and answer various questions about these networks. This article, provides a brief overview of the concepts from information theory required to develop an understanding of the Information Plane, followed by a replication study of the implementation of the paper that introduces this theory with respect to Deep Neural Networks.

Setting up Python on Spacemacs and using Pyenv to use Python3

21 Dec 2017 - 2 minute read
categories: foss notes tags: fedora python spacemacs

After diving into Spacemacs yesterday, I was able to setup LaTeX properly. Only SyncTeX is left to be setup although, right now I can live without it. After tweeting about it, I got a reply about setting up Python on Spacemacs. I had installed the python layer but had not tested it. There was no hitch, although I faced a small issue with having python2 as well as python3 on my system.

Setting up LaTeX on Spacemacs

20 Dec 2017 - 2 minute read
categories: notes tags: emacs foss latex linux spacemacs vim

I have been using Vim for text editing and even Vim mode even in Sublime Text. Although, I wanted to use Org mode so I switched to Spacemacs with Evil mode that gives the best of both worlds. I had been using TeXworks and TeXstudio for editing and building LaTeX documents but now that I have Emacs, I wanted to try out the pdf-tools layer and latex layers so that all my work can be done from inside Spacemacs itself.

Switching to Spacemacs Based on…

20 Dec 2017 - 1 minute read
categories: uncategorized tags: dgplug

Switching to Spacemacs Based on mbuf (@shakthimaan)’s session in #dgplug about Reading and Writing habits, (https://dgplug.org/irclogs/2017/Logs-2017-12-18-13-23.txt) have decided to move to spacemacs from vim, just for Org mode. Let’s see how it goes!

Emotive Adsense Project

30 Nov 2017 - 3 minute read
categories: projects

Objective Use Facial Expressions to find segments of the video where engagement is above a threshold and display advertisements during those segments. Domain Background Internet Video Traffic will account for over 80% of all consumer internet traffic in the coming years. According to Cisco, by 2021, every second, a million minutes or almost 17,000 hours of video content will be uploaded on the internet. The whole video market is changing how businesses, brands or government communicate.

Vocabulary of Odissi

11 Nov 2017 - 5 minute read
categories: uncategorized tags: odissi

My argument is that dance can be seen through the lens of linguistics. It is nonetheless, composed of a vocabulary of poses and gestures that are codified within a set by masters to perform Abhinaya (acting) and tell stories similar to how a grammar and a vocabulary is used to write complicated sentences and paragraphs. For example, Odissi has the following hand gestures in its vocabulary Odissi Single Hand Mudras

The male and female dress of Odissi Dance – An comment on the Literature on the web

28 Oct 2017 - 2 minute read
categories: uncategorized tags: odissi

I was reading an article about Odissi and I found that the perpetuation of stereotypes do actually come into picture in the case of the content that is written on it. The following is a description of the Dress worn by the dancers: The female dancers wear brightly coloured sari usually made of local silk adorned with traditional and local designs such as the Bomkai Saree and the Sambalpuri Saree.

Was codification of Odissi successful in capturing the true essence of the dance as it was prevalent or even as it was performed​ ​in ​​the ​​ancient ​​era?

16 Oct 2017 - 7 minute read
categories: uncategorized tags: odissi

The transfer of knowledge required for the continued existence of any performance art requires intense and deliberate training from both the Guru and the Shishya. Through codification and written text, the need to rely on this tradition to study the art form decreases but the difficulty to master increases due to standardization. In my study of the readings by Anita Cherian and the Odissi Renaissance along with my understanding of linguistics and language theory I wish to answer the question of how the codification of Odissi Dance, a performance art, has resulted in the birth of a modern classical dance form, far from what was probably performed by the ancients.

yumex-dnf is locked

11 Oct 2017 - 1 minute read
categories: foss notes xfce

I downloaded a .rpm and double clicked it to install it and it started yumex-dnf. But for some reason it crashed and dnf was locked. I fixed it using yumex-dnf --exit and installed the rpm using sudo dnf install cacher-1.1.10.x86_64.rpm

HackTheNorth 2017 – University of Waterloo

20 Sep 2017 - 3 minute read

I attended HackTheNorth, which is Canada’s Biggest Hackathon and takes place at University of Waterloo campus. I was glad to join over 1000 students from around the world at the University of Waterloo to collaborate and create something extraordinary in 36 hours. I didn’t go in as a team as the visa process was a bit delayed and so none of the participants from India knew if they would be able to go.