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The Intersection of Math, Computers, and Everything Else

MIT Senior Sardul Chiplunkar.

I want us to be able to explain why a surgeon should trust a robotic surgery assistant, or how a law about data storage needs to be updated for modern systems."-Sardul Chiplunkar

Credit: Steph Stephens

Shardul Chiplunkar is a senior in Course 18C (mathematics with computer science) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Shardul Chiplunkar entered MIT interested in computers, but he soon found many other interests, such as singing, sailing, audio engineering, and glass-blowing. In an interview, Chiplunkar details how this peripheral experience has helped him figure out how he'd like to use his computing expertise.

"I want to create better conceptual frameworks for explaining and understanding complex software systems, and to develop better tools and methodologies for large-scale professional software development, through fundamental research in the theory of programming languages and human-computer interaction," he says. "Because complex software is now so important in the world, I want the computing industry—and myself—to be better able to engage with a wider audience," says MIT senior Shardul Chiplunkar.

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