Nabin K. Malakar, Ph.D.

I am a computational physicist working on societal applications of machine-learning techniques.

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My research interests span multi-disciplinary fields involving Societal applications of Machine Learning, Decision-theoretic approach to automated Experimental Design, Bayesian statistical data analysis and signal processing.


Interested about the picture? Autonomous experimental design allows us to answer the question of where to take the measurements. More about it is here...


I addition to the research, I also like to hike, bike, read and play with water color.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

This week: Neutrinos still superluminal according to experiments

A lot of things happend this week, so I am pinning few down here...

"The statistical interpretation of the quantum state is inconsistent with the predictions of quantum theory"!/nabinkm/status/137499597688930305

Are neutrinos running faster than light?!/nabinkm/status/137675067193700352!/nabinkm/status/137506258361126913!/nabinkm/status/137595451984711680!/nabinkm/status/137593841875288064!/nabinkm/status/137592914200104960!/nabinkm/status/136812249892401152!/nabinkm/status/136599314486140928

Automated FarmBots for farmer-less farming:
Recent developments in automated farming the crop field has achieved centimeter level accuracy in localization of the farming UAVs.

Lets just call it "Microwave Maths" or "Lightwaves in your service" instead of that long title
However, it nicely points out the physics happening inside the microwave.
By measuring the cooked spots in microwave, one could calculate the speed of light. I think it could be a nice textbook entry for high school students in western world.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fobos-Grunt Lifts off from Baikonur Cosmodrome

Fobos-Grunt mission to scoop Phobos, one of the moons of Mars...!&t=3495
(note how the tail disappears @ about 1hour mark)

The spacecraft is expected to reach Mars' orbit in September 2012, with landing on Phobos scheduled for February 2013.

Update: it seems it is stuck in the earth's space because of some technical troubles... they say if it does not fire in two days, it might be lost!

On the other news:
Mars Science Laboratory, a suv sized rover, is going to be launched by the end of this month.
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