Vivek studied to be an aerospace engineer, and spent a few fun years developing numerical simulation software for The MathWorks. A couple of excellent neuroscience courses at Brandeis University convinced him to study brains instead. He now spends his time trying to understand bugs that are a bit more fun to work on than the ones he encountered in his previous career.
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1994)
MS, University of Florida, Gainesville (1996)
PhD, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (2006)