Knowing Neha Narula

What happens when computer scientist studying distributed systems gets mashed up with the Media Lab’s own mashup of news and participatory media? We’re all finding out as we get to know Neha Narula. She’s a 5th-year Ph.D. student at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) who works on distributed systems and security, blogs about Indian food and turntables, and confesses that the cartoon “Jem” may have been her inspiration for pursuing CS. Some of the questions Neha’s pursuing remind me of the life of Chekhov. Learn why from our conversation highlights: