Shashank Vatedka

Miscellaneous stuff

My articles

This website was made using Org mode in Emacs, with a theme adapted from this. Background image from here.

LaTeX template for IISc PhD/M.Tech thesis: Click here to download (README.txt has instructions).



Graduate school


Other resources:

How to read papers

Repetitive strain injury

On Teaching

Other links

Random stuff

  • Random paper generators!
  • SCIgen: an automatic CS paper generator!
  • Randomly generate a math paper coauthored with Gauss, Euler or someone else! Mathgen
  • A randomly generated paper actually gets accepted at a journal! See this. One must be careful when choosing conferences/journals to submit to.

Online courses and videos


  • A neat tool to clean and compress scanned handwritten notes.
  • A tutorial on using the zstd compression library.