About

Hello. I am an about page pretending to be Bharat. I’ve lived in Bristol since 2012 apart from latter half of 2017 when I partnered up with Kyla on a 6 month tour of Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China. I like spending my time in coffee shops, learning new stuff (fast.ai, smart contracts), going to hackathons, sampling vegan foods and collaborating on coding projects (hint hint).

At present, I work as a Software Engineer at StackHPC making HPC cloud platform for research computing use case using OpenStack.

In 2017, I defended my doctoral thesis on mass evacuation modelling at University of Bristol. Feel free to check out my publications. The best part of the doctoral training was going to conferences and workshops in all these places:

  • TGF 2015 - Delft, Netherlands
  • CDAM 2015 - Lake Como, Italy
  • SCCS 2015 - Granada, Spain
  • AUM 2015 - Cambridge, UK
  • PED 2014 - Delft, Netherlands
  • SCCS 2014 Brighton, UK
  • AUM 2014 - Cambridge, UK
  • TGF 2013 - Julich, Germany
  • AUM 2013 - Cambridge, UK

As I was writing up my thesis in 2016, I also worked at Airbus for 9 months applying deep reinforcement learning to optimise policy of interaction between connected autonomous vehicles as part of a consortium called Flourish.

Prior to Bristol, I was living in Bath until 2012 to complete an undergraduate Master’s degree in Civil and Architectural Engineering at University of Bath.

Going all the way back, I was born in western Nepal in a village called Burtibang. As my father was in the Brigade of Gurkhas, my mother and I went to join him in Hong Kong for 3 years where my brother was born. I went back to living in Kathmandu Valley, some of which I spent with my extended family and other 5 years in a boarding school. At the age of 13, I was reunited with my parents in the UK where I’ve sampled living up North in Blackpool, down South in Folkestone and Ashford and at present in the West Country.