Kunal Marwaha: My projects, on one page

I study quantum information, currently trying to extend this paper.

In the past, I’ve thought about quantum state estimation, philosophy of science, computational fluids, and lattice spin systems.

👻 Quantum Applications of an Efficient Solution to Compressive Phase Retrieval (2015)

using signal processing theory in quantum mechanics

presentation slides here

🔦 Applications of Bilinear Control Theory in Nonlinear Spectroscopy (2016)

using light to estimate stuff

presentation slides here

code (as .ipynb, as .pdf)

🚀 shock-front-math (2019)

re-deriving the math behind supernovae

source .tex file here

📐 lakatos (2019)

notes on Imre Lakatos and passionate rationalism

🔮 interstellar-bubbles (2019)

some stars blow themselves a cocoon

🧮 Counting in the XX Model (2019)

at infinite temperature, quantum systems are counting problems

source .tex file here

🔡 algebra-fun (2020)

fun facts about 2x2 real matrices

source .tex file here

◬ steiner systems (2020)

design theory, oh my!

I went to college at UC Berkeley from 2012-2016. It was awesome.

🔧 MechE Course Guide (2014-15)

map of Cal’s undergrad Mechanical Engineering courses

🥑 studyfruit (2015, revised 2020)

wiki of student materials for UC Berkeley classes

💁 helping TAs conduct video office hours (2015)

solutions for conducting remote office hours

📊 datamap (2016)

resources at UC Berkeley related to data science

🐍 the big deal about Python (2016)

on learning to code and the Python programming language

link to my working group (I was an instructor at D-Lab)

🐻 cal (2019)

reflections on attending UC Berkeley

I’ve played the carillon, a very unusual instrument, since 2012.

🔔 campanile (2014)

leave a virtual message on Cal’s bell tower

with Arun Jandaur, Kate Rakelly, Kevin Chen, for Hack the Bells

🕸️ website for Berkeley Carillon Guild (2016)

carillonist students at Berkeley

🎶 TwitchPlaysMusic (2017)

real-time sheet music generator from Twitch comments

performance clip from the Campanile here

I *adore* puzzles. I learned to write my own when teaching a probability class.

⬛ rubik (2015)

Rubik’s cube simulator and solver

🔢 sudoku (2015)

Sudoku maze generator and solver

🥞 pancakes (2015)

delicious logic problem (see problem 2)

🍽 Goldilocks and the Assistant (2015)

fairy-tale-themed logic problem

🔺 triangles (2016)

counting triangles in bigger triangles

🍻 7-beers-matching (2018)

beer-themed probability problem

source .tex file here

✨ my response to a clean code challenge (2018)

de-mystifying a function to make square spirals

challenge from Thai Pangsakulyanont

🎰 powerball-problem (2020)

what’s the chance of finding your matches?

source .tex file here

🍇 grape-codes (2020)

exploring and playing with JRMF material

source .tex file here

⬣ Tiles of Tantrix (2020)

counting paths passing through hexagons

source .tex file here

I used to work as a software engineer. Programming can be fun!

🌽 maze (2015)

path-finding in random 2D mazes

💰 mystartup (2015)

sarcastic startup tagline generator

👽 SlargNacking (2016)

don’t be happy, be interested

📢 trump_yelling (2017)

twitter analysis of Trump’s ALLCAPS tweets

💓 automata (2018)

simple cellular automata generator

🏃 QWOPPER (2019)

a programmatic interface for QWOP

⏲️ altclock (2020)

experience time differently by counting time differently

🚵 berkeleystreets (2020)

Where have I yet to explore?

🍕 pizza (2020)

my east bay pizza diary

I’ve created many tools with a clear purpose in mind.

🏀 sweet spot (2013)

tool to scout players’ shooting performance

with Leah Dickstein, for Facebook NorCal Regional Hackathon

🎅🏽 secretsanta (2015)

assigns gift-givers for secret santa exchanges

🍄 count-spots (2017)

locating and counting spots in an image

🌈 pleasant-places (2018)

interactive United States map to find pleasant weather

📓 friendlog (2018)

command-line journal for intentional friendship

🍎 mac (2018)

tips and tools on using a Mac

🌎 websites (2018)

evolving philosophy on website-building

👷 rtebn-tech-audit (2018)

technology audit for Rebuilding Together - East Bay North

🦠 ecoli (2020)

analyzing Penobscot River’s E. Coli concentrations

with Angie Reed

🎥 myDiya videos (2020)

for Amit Bansal’s health diary company

I often prototype new ideas. Not everything gets polished.

👨⚕️ CollegeConnect (2014-15)

peer-to-peer computer-to-cellphone mental health app

with Andre Askari, Zachary Zeleznick, winning entry for Accenture Hackathon Games

💬 baton (2015)

answer student questions en masse: they text you, you respond online

🕸️ website for OtterNest (2015)

ideas from a healthcare startup incubator; team has disbanded

🎇 congrats (2018)

playing with a Javascript particle engine

with Ishaan Jain

🌀 spirals (2019)

around and around with Python’s Turtle graphics

movies: spirals1.mp4 (1.5M), spirals2.mp4 (4.2M), spirals3.mp4 (3.0M)

📖 jupyter-diff (2019)

an experiment in version control for Jupyter notebooks

with Saul Shanabrook at a Jupyter Open Studio Day

👨💻 qosf-screening (2020)

a Python challenge with quantum circuits

from the Quantum Open Source Foundation

Free software gets me excited. I’ve maintained Moment.js since 2017.

🤖 moment-bot (2017)

auto-lints pull requests to Moment.js

🔥 flamin’ hot cheetos font (2019)

a flamin’ fontfile and optimized images

from erica du’s nostalgia

🎚 slider for polygons in contact (2019)

beautiful geometric shapes, now interactive

from Yomna’s !!con talk

🔤 github-typo (2019)

fixing typos on GitHub, until I got shut down

🏥 infrastructure for attending (2019)

breathing life into offline documentation for python libraries

mentored by John Purviance at a Jupyter Open Studio Day

🔭 the future of jupyter.org (demo here) (2019)

react+webpack+science

existing website here

✏️ better eraser tool in coco-annotator (2019)

how fast can we fix a bug?

with Ryan Avery

🐑 catan (2019)

play with friends who’ve moved away

with Jesus Garcia

🤧 covid-19 advice (2020)

decision support tools for Kaiser Permanente clinicians

email me for more information

♾️ deploy process for introtcs (2020)

for Boaz Barak’s open-source introductory textbook

I frequently teach programming to academics with the non-profit Software Carpentry.

They recently renamed to The Carpentries. It is one of my favorite organizations.

At CarpentryConnect Davis in 2018, I blogged about different ways people find this group.

2015

at UC Berkeley (blog post)

2016

at Purdue University

2017

at SSAI / NASA-Langley (blog post)

at West Virginia University

at University of Arkansas

at SSAI / NASA-Wise (blog post)

at Elizabeth City State University

2018

at Stony Brook University

at UC San Francisco

at UC Berkeley

at University of Virgin Islands (blog post)

at UC San Francisco

2019

at Georgia Tech

at National Academy of Sciences (with Data Carpentry)

at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab / US-ATLAS

at SSAI / NASA-JPL (with Data Carpentry)

at TribalDATA / Bishop Paiute Tribe (with Data Carpentry)

2020

at SSAI / NASA-JPL (with Data Carpentry)

I also assist with “Software Carpentry”-inspired workshops. In 2015-16, I helped teach a Python Boot Camp at LBNL and organized weekly “Learn to Code” meetups at my co-op.

*Expect the best possible human from me, but give me grace when I fall short. I might prove you right more often than wrong.*