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 to break down complex problems and simulating the intricate details of it. I’m particularly interested in Agent Based Modelling. I plan to one day contribute in Space Tech. And yes, I’m a huge fan of SimCity and Kerbal Space Program.

I come from Bangalore, dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India, and frankly, the most welcoming city in India. To paint a picture, it’s somewhere in between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. It should also come as no surprise that I’m a foodie and run on coffee (a typical Bangalorean)! I love 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 pronoun.

Live Long and Prosper!