Friday, December 24, 2010

Dr. Raman

Dr. Raman holds a PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. His expertise is in genetic algorithms, machine learning, and machine design. Dr. Raman is the founder of evolutionary computer languages that are based in the principles of genetic algorithms. His work at ScientificChess has proven to be invaluable in helping make the quantum computer as modular as possible resulting in easy packaging.

He is the master of object oriented design and design patterns. He can quickly discover the most optimal design patterns to use for a given problem using genetic algorithms which are his personal favorite. Often times, it is not a particular well understood and known design pattern that is the optimal design, but rather a mixture of multiple designs. Genetic algorithms are great for finding the right mix.

Dr. Raman is also a great cook and has keen interest in chemistry. He has applied genetic algorithms to create many exciting new foods which he holds patents over. Restaurants license these various foods from him and he happily consumes the money that is earned to further his own research at ScientificChess.

Dr. Raman trivia:

Dr. Raman is a diehard fan of Michael Jackson­–even more so after his death. Dr. Raman also loves Johnny Cash’s voice and especially his song Highwayman especially the lines “I’ll be back…again…and again…and again.” Evolution and reincarnation are his favorite concepts. Dr. Raman believes that the variables in computer science are essentially reincarnations of the memory. When a variable dies, its soul or its memory does not. Instead, the same memory is replaced by a new variable. That is reincarnation. The soul is never destroyed until the hardware of the universe itself is destroyed. Then too, something will remain. That, which remains, is the soul of the universe.

Dr. Raman is also a firm believer in that he knows something about his previous lifetime. He thinks he was a bird previously. Typically, people don’t know about their previous lifetime. This insight about his past lifetime that Dr. Raman carries with him, however, has forced him to think in more depth about access control methods like public, private, and protected.

Can the memory or the hardware retain certain information about a variable and actually pass it onto the next initialization of the memory? Certainly, this hasn’t been possible with a classical computer; however, with the help of the hardware scientist Martin and his research on stem cells they manage to construct some of this functionality into the quantum computer. The idea of information being inherited through hardware itself has lead to the concepts of public, private, and protected in the quantum computer’s hardware as well at ScientificChess.

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