This is Anuvrat here! I am an unconventional thinker who loves to operate at the intersection of business and technology. I’ve been at Amazon for over a decade, and am currently working as a Principal Engineer in the Social Marketing organization, leading initiatives in measurement and analytic domains, in collaboration with engineering teams at Meta, Snap, and TikTok.
Outside of work, I love to hike. Growing up in the Deccan Plateau, I never knew what it meant to live near the mountains. I imagined mountains to only exist in the frigid north and be a very unwelcoming territory. Since having moved to Seattle, I cannot get enough of them. I have discovered peace and joy.
Finally, I have picked up chess again, after more than 20 years. There’s so much to learn!
I learnt about oblivious transfer when reading up about garbled circuits. As an engineer this feels like a fascinating, almost magical protocol. And it’s not just me. Everyone I talked to about this protocol had the same reaction – disbelief. Here’s an engineer’s perspective. Objective Let’s create two fictional characters – Alice and Bob. Alice […]
We had a fun Saturday, exploring live music scenes in Vancouver. The top recommendation in the group was Guilt & Co, which turned out to be an excellent pick! We stayed for three sets, and the second artist was really good. Okay, the lyrics didn’t matter since I was lost in the music they were […]
This was an interesting discussion. It was a learning opportunity for me, as I have no prior opinion on anti-natalism. David has a unique perspective where he assigns different values to creation of life and continuation of life. He believes, on average, life is overall painful and it’s cruel to bring a new life into existence. […]
I watched the final part of the Skywalker saga, and overall liked it. It had plenty of elements to invoke nostalgia and make me feel emotionally comfortable. However, I think the ending could have been better, but don’t we all feel so about most of the fantasy series out there? Without caring about the wider […]