Aarya's personal website


This website's been in the works for several months now. Mostly because I keep putting it away, go back to the drawing board and redesign everything from scratch every time I get bored of looking at an odd button. But after dozens of iterations and half made prototypes, i'm throwing in the towel and doing what I should have done in the first place – just shipped the damn thing. So here it is. v2 — a perpetual work in progress with more content, prettier serifs, and a lot more personality. Okay. From the top.

Hey, I'm Aarya

Most of what I do now involves thinking deeply about computers.

I'm currently an ML intern at Truffle in Los Angeles, where I'm working on a brand new training paradigm for LLMs.

I've spent the past few years doing things on the internet — building side projects, doing independent AI research*, trying to fix a multi-billion dollar platform. You get the idea.

I started liking computers early in my teens and spent all my time learning more about them. I even got into robotics and hardware , everything from simple line-following robots to racing super fast FPV drones. More recently I've been exploring alternate interfaces of interacting with diffusion based text to image models — manipulating CLIP image embeddings instead of processing text to construct images. I like to build things that make experiences more enjoyable,explore potential research directions, or simply show people the cool things computers can do.

Work things aside, I’m a big fan of musical instruments – I’ve been playing guitar for as long as I can remember and later picked up piano and drums. Sometimes, I make art, mostly photorealistic 3D renders and atmospheric video sequences.

A few things I believe:

  • I believe in making friends with smart, high agency, and slightly insane people who push you to reaching outlier outcomes.
  • I believe that you can literally just do things. "people need to execute a mental jailbreak generally of the 'i need to do X before i do Y' idea" – my friend pradyumna (you should follow him) on doing things the "right" way.
  • I believe that everything boils down to a skill issue (and that's a good thing).
  • I believe that there is immense value in creating things that you're proud of and putting them on the internet.
  • I believe that politics is almost never worth your time. Consider building something instead, or at least going for a walk.
  • I believe that if you've got the dawg in you, there's no speed limit.

I'm always down to hang out! Just send me a DM on twitter

* independent AI research = making computer do fun things with about a dozen jupyter notebooks
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