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Devdhar Patel

I am a Master's student at Umass Amherst in the Computer Science department. My research interests lie in the field of Deep learning, Computational Neuroscience and Reinforcement learning and how they inform our understanding of intelligence. I am working in BINDS Lab under Dr. Robert Kozma. I currently work on reinforcement learning in biologically inspired Spiking neural networks (SNN). Before starting grad school, I was a full-stack developer at GameChange, Dubai.

personal info

name: Devdhar Patel E-mail: website:
What are my hobbies
I am an avid reader. You can check out what I am currently reading and what I have read on my goodreads account. I also sketch and paint occasionally. The pages of my sketchbook are posted on my Instagram account. I also like to work on electronics and IOT projects in my spare time.
What are my favourite books
  • Room - Emma Donoghue
  • White Oleander - Janet Finch
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell
  • White Oleander - Ernest Cline
What am I doing right now
I am in my third semester of my Master's degree in Computer Science. My courses this semester are: Reinforcement learning and Machine Learning. My reasearch right now focuses on Reinforcement learning in Spiking neural networks and finding efficient biologically inspired learning rules.

My Timeline

Master's in Computer Science

( Aug. 2017 ) University of Massachusetts, Amherst. BINDS Lab. Dr. Robert Kozma.

3.8 GPA

Software Developer

( Jan. 2016 : May. 2017 ) GameChange Solutions, Dubai

Worked as a full-stack developer to develop a gamified performance and planning module for the banking industry. Computer Science and Engineering

( Aug 2011 : May 2015 ) VIT University, Vellore, India

7.92/10 GPA.
Thesis: “Universal Low Cost Sensor Interface Using GSM Module Capable of IOT”.


project 1
Visual Analysis of Wikipedia Edits
project 2
Medical Adherence Device
project 3
Genetic Algorithm Based TSP Solver
project 4
Project REM
project 5