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  • Scaling the Minecraft Game for studying Human Behavior published on 13 May, 2014
    I’ve created a game in Minecraft for testing human exploration in indoor environments. It’s available for playing at http://www.vaisaghvt.com/minecraft-experiment/ . Please go ahead and give it a try if you have a minecraft account and want to play Minecraft for Science . Or if you’re the competitive sort, try to get on the leaderboard.   It’s been more than ...

  • Making a game to study how humans explore published on 11 Jun, 2013
    I made a first person exploration game in minecraft which I’m using to study how human beings gain and store spatial knowledge. This post outlines the processes involved in making and getting data for analysis from a minecraft server. A little bit of background first: my PhD thesis is on modeling human behavior in simulations ...

  • A Sublime Text plugin for the careless published on 16 Apr, 2013
    So after close to a year of procrastinating, I finally made the code that I had written about back in June last year into a plugin for sublime text 2. The plugin basically checks for a couple of mistakes that are commonly made in latex by me and hopefully other people who forget to title case ...

  • Some thoughts published on 14 Aug, 2012
    I had initially planned to write just about my PhD related stuff on this blog. However, the sheer ridiculousness of the stuff I see on facebook and in the news these days has lead me to write this post.  It’s actually about a few random, somewhat unrelated news articles and posts I’ve been seeing that ...

  • The NTU option for undergraduate studies published on 13 Jul, 2012
    Every year, mostly around this time of year, I get a lot of friends, relatives and complete strangers asking me about NTU and considering it as an option for further studies. Depending on how pissed off I am at NTU at any given time, my opinion changes but the gist of it still remains the ...

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