I am an astronomer who has worked on fast radio transients, specifically, fast radio bursts and pulsars, and SETI. I started my astronomy career as a software consultant at Raman Research Institute. This was followed by a PhD at West Virginia University, followed by a postdoc at the University of Oxford. I have built instruments for fast transient search for the Arecibo telescope and the Green Bank Telescope. I have performed population statistics of radio pulsars in the Galactic centre and in globular clusters. I wrote the data splitter for SETI@home. In addition, I have also written signal processing software for fast transient data analysis. I no longer work full-time as an astronomer, but continue to follow the field, and contribute an occassional paper.