My projects, on one page

Kunal Marwaha

# research
# undergrad
# bells
# puzzles
# code (fun)
# code (useful)
# code (hacks)
# code (community)

# research

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!

🗺 qc-landscape (2020)
my mind map of the quantum computing research landscape

# undergrad

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

# bells

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

# puzzles

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

# code (fun)

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

# code (useful)

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

🦠 ecoli (2020)
analyzing Penobscot River’s E. Coli concentrations
with Angie Reed

🎥 myDiya videos (2020)
for Amit Bansal’s health diary company

# code (hacks)

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

# code (community)

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

get old youtube links


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