TODAY'S THE DAY...I FINALLY FELT that....there was at least SOME POINT in me having come here all the way, to the US of A ..to an MS in Computer Science :)
When I came here...I had 4 goals in mind -
1. To get funded
2. To implement an idea of my own
3. To have at least ONE publication
4. To graduate successfully without any trouble :D
Goal #1 was achieved on Nov 4th, 2008...when my advisor told the golden words - that he would hire me as a Graduate Research Assistant :)
Goal #2 was achieved last quarter...when my team and I implemented a "Similar Music Search Engine" as a part of a database project course..
Those who know me ...surely know that I am obsessed, crazy, addicted to music....:)
Those who know me very well...also know that I HATE people who plagiarize music like Pritam......such people are almost usurping opportunities from other talented, original music composers...:)
So I had this idea of making a system which detects plagiarized music...Such systems already exist :)...but my idea was based on using musical notes to detect plagiarism...and applying subsequence matching :)....
We didn't quite make an outstanding system :)...but I felt it was a fair bit of effort :)...to come up with such a system in 10 weeks :)..which works fairly on piano instrumentals..:)...
Everyone who took the course got an A, but still it was heartening for me :) to get an A grade for an idea of mine :).
Goal #3 was kinda long-pending...but was finally achieved on May 2nd 2010....when a paper which I co-authored (I am the 2nd author) was accepted at a conference to be held in August at Niagara falls :)..
THANK GOD :)
Goal #4 will HOPEFULLY be fulfilled on June 13th 2010 :)...if i clear all my courses for this quarter with satisfactory grades :)..( it's not simple, trust me! :D )
All of the above might sound very trivial...it might be like NOTHING AT ALL..and very commonplace for a graduate student in Computer Science at The Ohio State University :)...
BUT...those of you who know me......SURELY know HOW TECHNICALLY DUMB AND CRIPPLED I am :D :D...and that I only know to speak and write well :P ( I should have been an English professor :P )...in local language - i am expert in "BLADE/PITEEL/REEL" :D :D
For a dumb person like me, having come so far is really not trivial :D :D...(at least, I don't feel so :P )....I am feeling great today :)...I feel that I have at least justified myself in having come here :)....I feel I have accomplished something at least in life :)
ALL THANKS TO GOD !! :D
"ELLA PUGHAZHUM IRAIVANUKKE! :) "
(all praise to the lord :) )
PS - I can't become an AR Rahman in music :P...Let me at least become him in speech :D :D :D ...hehe