I’m Sathyam /sa-th-yum/, a Computer Science graduate student at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and specializing in Simulations and High Performance Computing. I love breaking down complex problems and simulating its intricate details. I’m particularly interested in Molecular Dynamics Simulation and Scientific Visualisation. I plan to one day contribute in Space Tech. And yes, I’m a trekkie, and a fan of SimCity and Kerbal Space Program.

I come from Bengaluru, dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India, and frankly, the most welcoming city in India. To paint a picture, it’s somewhere in between the vastness of Los Angeles and the tech atmosphere of Bay Area. Coming from Bengaluru, it should also come as no surprise that I’m a foodie and run on coffee (Bengalureans love coffee)! I love almost any instrumental music and worship Hans Zimmer. I draw a lot of inspiration from him -

If something happened where I couldn’t write music anymore, it would kill me. It’s not just a job. It’s not just a hobby. It’s why I get up in the morning.

To reach me, tweet @sathyamvellal. Or email sathyam AT vellals DOT com. You can find my resume here.

I prefer he/him pronouns.

Live Long and Prosper!