Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan (T.K.Prasad)

    Department of Computer Science & Engineering | Wright State University



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Assorted Bookmarks

  • Interesting Books:

    • Oliver Sacks: Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood

    • Sylvia Nasar: A Beautiful Mind: The Life of Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash

    • Richard P. Feynman: Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

    • George Gamow: One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

    • George Gamow: Mr Tompkins in Paperback

    • George Gamow: Gravity

    • Steven Weinberg: The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

    • Rudolf Kippenhahn: 100 Billion Suns: The Birth, Life, and Death of the Stars

    • Terence Dickinson: Exploring the Night Sky: The Equinox Astronomy Guide for Beginners

    • Stan / Jan Berenstain: Berenstain Bears Draw-It! Drawing Lessons

    • Douglas R. Hofstadter: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

    • Ernest Nagel and James Newman: Gödel's Proof

    • Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

    • Raymond Smullyan: To Mock a Mockingbird

    • Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind

    • Clayton M. Christensen: The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

    • Jacob T. Schwartz: Relativity in Illustrations

    • Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front

    • Laura Numeroff: If you give a pig a pancake

    • Sir Oliver Lodges: Pioneers of Science

    • Douglas Comer: The Internet Book

    • James D. Watson: The Double Helix : A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
    • Francis Creek: What Mad Pursuit : A Personal View of Scientific Discovery
    • Douglas R. Hofstadter: Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern
    • Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene
    • Charles Wheelen: Naked Economics
    • Charles Wheelen: Naked Statistics
    • Leonard Mlodinow: The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives


  • Favorite TV Shows   The Honeymooners, Cheers, Frasier, Everybody loves Raymond, The Big Bang Theory, ..., Jeopardy, ..., The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Colbert Report, ...


  • Academic Trivia

  • My Erdös number is 4, through several paths:

     Haripriyan Hampapuram ->  Michael Fredman -> { János Komlós, Miklós Ajtai, Endre Szemerédi }
    -> Paul Erdös
    V. S. Lakshmanan -> C. E. Veni Madhavan -> Renu C. Laskar -> Paul Erdös
  • My academic lineage (from student to doctoral advisor) runs as follows:

    Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan -> { Michael Kifer, David Warren }
    -> { Catriel Beeri, Joyce Friedman, William Rounds } -> { Eli Shamir, Hao Wang, Dana Scott } ->
    { Shmuel Egmon, Willard Quine, Alonzo Church } -> {Szolem Mandelbrojt, Alfred Whitehead, Oswald Veblen } -> { Jaques Hadamard, Edward Routh , E. H. Moore } -> { C. Emile Pickard, Jules Tannery, H. A. Newton } -> { Charles Hermite, Eugene-Charles Catalan, Michael Chasles } -> { Joseph Loiuville, Simeon Poisson, Louis Thenard } -> Joseph Lagrange -> Leonhard Euler -> Johann Bernoulli -> Jacob Bernoulli -> Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz






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