About Me

Hi there! I am Varun Patil, Computer Science Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA. I'm currently working at the Internet Research Laboratory advised by Prof. Lixia Zhang.

I am chiefly interested in research pertaining to the Internet, with content delivery and Named Data Networking taking center stage.

I have been engineering software using cutting edge technology for over 10 years; and have written code in almost every mainstream programming language out there. Every project I have worked on has been completed, including big security-driven systems, some of which have tens of thousands of users today. For several of these, I worked the whole stack from conceptualization and policy-making to deployment and enforcement. You might want to check my resume or CV if that sounds interesting.

I'm a learning machine. It is one of the few things I really believe I'm good at. For every situation that presents itself to me, I try to analyze and find out how I could have handled it better, once it gets fixed.

Change is my all-time favorite. As the phrase goes, it is truly the only constant in this world. Even the value of π, as we know it, keeps getting more accurate!

I gym, I write and (though people keep doubting that) I'm crazy about food. And I simply love music!

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Varun Patil
Ph.D. Candidate,
Computer Science Department,
University of California, Los Angeles

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If you need to contact me electronically or offer me a job, drop me an email at varunpatil [at] ucla [dot] edu

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Varun Patil
Varun Patil
Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science, UCLA
M.S. Computer Science, UCLA
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay