Payal is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Computer Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She completed her Master's in Computer Science from UMBC and received a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from Panjab University, India. Payal loves working with a variety of open source DBMS. Her first introduction to backend programming and management was when she was fourteen, and ever since then she's been immersed in operating systems, data mining, machine learning and system management.
I enjoy traveling with friends and family. Out of the cities I've been to so far, my favorites are Hong Kong, NYC and London. Locally, I tend to visit state parks and beaches with friends. Occasionally, I even take off alone and roam around the east coast without any specific destination in mind.
I can watch any movie, even the ones with an IMDB rating of less than 5. It all depends on how bored I am :)