User:Vipul

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Vipul Naik
IMO This user has participated in International Mathematical Olympiad
e^{i \pi} This user likes Mathematics.
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Hi!

This is Vipul Naik. I completed my B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics at the Chennai Mathematical Institute in Siruseri which is just off Chennai, India and my Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago. My website is vipulnaik.com.

Tabulation of total pageviews for articles I created (in 2010 or later) by month and year[edit]

Year Month Total pageviews as recorded by stats.grok.se
2013 January 7710
2013 February 7857
2013 March 9948
2013 April 12827
2013 May 31701
2013 June 20903
2013 July 18146
2013 August 19803
2013 September 16675
2013 October 22019
2013 November 21214
2013 December 22887
2014 January 31229
2014 February 61759
2014 March 63248
2014 April 71942

For the articles I have created between January 2010 and April 14, 2014, I expect monthly pageviews to remain in the 50,000-75,000 range. Increases in the monthly pageview count beyond 75,000 would depend on my creating new articles.

Information on the rest of this page may be incomplete and may not include all articles created in 2014. I update the page in batches rather than every time I create a new article.

Altruism, with a focus on effective altruism[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

When I say substantive edits I mean edits excluding categorization, wikilinking, grammar and spelling fixes, etc.

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Room for more funding December 10, 2012 Concept 100% of substantive edits 922
Earning to give July 5, 2013 Concept 100% of substantive edits 874
VillageReach December 28, 2010 Charity 90%+ of substantive edits 1861
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative November 22, 2011 Charity 90%+ of substantive edits 2746
GiveDirectly November 22, 2011 Charity 90%+ of substantive edits, plus acquisition of the photos from GiveWell staff member. 8296
Deworm the World Initiative December 2, 2013 Charity 90%+ of substantive edits 277
Good Ventures June 29, 2012 Foundation 90%+ of substantive edits, plus acquisition of the photos from GiveWell staff member. 8555
Mulago Foundation August 14, 2012 Foundation 90%+ of substantive edits 2272
Jasmine Social Investments August 14, 2012 Foundation 100% of substantive edits 1833
Root Capital December 6, 2012 Charity 100% of substantive edits 2525
Living Goods August 14, 2012 Charity < 50% of substantive edits 2682
Peery Foundation December 6, 2012 Foundation 80%+ of substantive edits 1614
Stanford Social Innovation Review December 6, 2012 Magazine Slightly under 50% of substantive edits 2072
Center for High Impact Philanthropy December 6, 2012 research center/metacharity 100% of substantive edits 451
Silicon Valley Community Foundation April 24, 2013 Foundation 100% of substantive edits 4788
Millions Saved July 5, 2013 Analysis 100% of substantive edits 404
Disease Control Priorities Project December 19, 2012 Analysis-cum-roadmap 100% of substantive edits 1053
Michael Clemens June 3, 2012 Development economist who focuses on the economics of migration and development About 50% of substantive edits 2582
Giving Tuesday February 15, 2014 Special day created after cutoff date --
Total -- -- -- 42674

Brian Tomasik has written an essay on contributing to Wikipedia and cited some of the articles I created (specifically, room for more funding and earning to give).

Articles I made substantive edits to but did not create[edit]

Technology sector[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
PandoDaily May 27, 2012 Technology news and opinion website less than 50% of substantive edits, not much contribution after the article creation. 10756
Chamath Palihapitiya April 24, 2013 Technology investor 100% of substantive edits 26772
Joe Green (entrepreneur) April 18, 2013 Entrepreneur and activist 100% of substantive edits 12731
Correlation Ventures December 4, 2012 Venture capital investment firm 90%+ of substantive edits 915
Floodgate Fund December 15, 2012 Venture capital investment firm 90%+ of substantive edits 1736
Lightbank December 25, 2012 Venture capital investment firm 90%+ of substantive edits 4900
Code.org January 8, 2014 Initiative to teach people, particularly school students in the United States, how to code created after cutoff date --
Internet.org January 8, 2014 Making the Internet accessible to all. Initiative led by Facebook and six phone companies created after cutoff date --
Facebook Zero January 15, 2014 Access to text-based Facebook website on mobile phones with zero data charges. created after cutoff date --
Google Free Zone January 15, 2014 Access to select Google products on mobile phones with zero data charges. created after cutoff date --
Shasta Ventures January 22, 2014 Venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, investor in Nest Labs and Mint.com created after cutoff date --
Passion Capital January 22, 2014 Venture capital firm in London, investor in Coinfloor, Smarkets, and Lulu created after cutoff date --
Eden Ventures January 22, 2014 Venture capital firm in London created after cutoff date --
Facebook for SIM January 22, 2014 Access to Facebook on SIM via SMS created after cutoff date --
Dennard scaling January 23, 2014 Scaling law related to Moore's law created after cutoff date --
Timeline of Twitter January 24, 2014 History of Twitter in timeline form created after cutoff date --
Spark Capital January 25, 2014 Venture capital firm that invested in Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, and other notable companies created after cutoff date --
Jelly (app) January 25, 2014 Q&A website app created after cutoff date --
Cycle Computing January 27, 2014 Company that offers high-performance computing on rent, using Amazon Web Services created after cutoff date --
Timeline of Google Search February 1, 2014 History of important developments in Google Search created after cutoff date --
Timeline of machine translation February 2, 2014 supplementary page to history of machine translation created after cutoff date --
Facebook Paper February 3, 2014 An app by Facebook that serves as a newspaper/magazine created after cutoff date --
Timeline of web search engines February 11, 2014 (self-evident) created after cutoff date --
AlchemyAPI February 11, 2014 company using machine learning to offer natural language processing (and soon, image recognition) as SaaS. created after cutoff date --
Cortica February 11, 2014 company using image recognition algorithms for video ad targeting. created after cutoff date --
Semantria February 11, 2014 company using machine learning technology plus knowledge base to offer API and Excel plugin for text analysis created after cutoff date --
Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab February 11, 2014 joint initiative of Google, NASA, and Universities Space Reesarch Association using quantum computing for artificial intelligence-related problem solving created after cutoff date --
Total -- -- -- 57810

Articles I made substantive edits to but did not create[edit]

Political activism[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
FWD.us April 17, 2013 Lobbying group 70-90% of substantive edits 34926

Libertarianism[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Bleeding-heart libertarianism June 16, 2012 About 30%
Alex Nowrasteh February 1, 2013 Policy analyst at a think tank 80-90% of substantive edits 3740
Garett Jones January 31, 2013 Economics professor (not strictly libertarian, but close) 100% of substantive edits 1368
Ilya Somin July 10, 2013 Law professor 90%+ of substantive edits 2106
Michael Huemer September 18, 2013 Philosophy professor 90%+ of substantive edits 2633
Anthony Gregory November 2, 2013 (the article was ported by somebody else, so it appears as having been started by somebody else) Libertarian writer and academic 100% of substantive edits 205
Art Carden (deleted, approximate version available at User:Vipul/Art Carden) January 23, 2014 Libertarian writer and academic created after cutoff date --
The Problem of Political Authority November 26, 2013 Book by Michael Huemer 90%+ of substantive edits 857
Ethical Intuitionism (book) November 29, 2013 Book by Michael Huemer 100% of substantive edits 144
Democracy and Political Ignorance October 27, 2013 Book by Ilya Somin 100% of substantive edits 239
Libertarianism.org June 11, 2012 Website about libertarianism 90%+ of substantive edits 1751
The Independent Review November 30, 2013 Journal 100% of edits 336
Cato Unbound June 11, 2012 Web publication, not exclusive to libertarianism, but covering topics that would be more interesting to libertarians 90%+ of substantive edits 2512
EconLog June 11, 2012 Group blog on economics, liberty, and culture 90%+ of substantive edits 2287
Benjamin Powell February 5, 2014 Libertarian economist created after cutoff date --
Total -- -- -- 18178

Articles I made substantive edits to but did not create[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
The Problem of Political Authority November 26, 2013 Book by Michael Huemer 90%+ of substantive edits 857
Ethical Intuitionism (book) November 29, 2013 Book by Michael Huemer 100% of substantive edits 144
Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews November 29, 2013 Journal 100% of substantive edits 182
Total -- -- -- 1183

Demography and childbearing[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Demography (journal) November 29, 2013 Journal 90%+ of substantive edits 327
Population Association of America November 28, 2013 Professional association 100% of substantive edits 284
Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids September 30, 2013 Book by Bryan Caplan 100% of substantive edits 349
What to Expect When No One's Expecting February 19, 2014 Book by Jonathan V. Last created after cutoff date --
Total -- -- -- 960

Future forecasting[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Average is Over October 6, 2013 Book on future of economy 50-70% (themes section was the one where I didn't contribute) 4773

Migration[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World November 22, 2013 Book by Paul Collier on migration 100% of substantive edits 472
Michael Clemens June 3, 2012 Development economist who focuses on the economics of migration and development About 50% of substantive edits 2582
Immigration Policy Center May 5, 2013 Research and advocacy group on immigration in the US 80%+ of substantive edits 539

Legal regulations[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Substantial Presence Test September 10, 2013 tax test 100% of substantive edits 1908

Articles I made substantive edits to but did not create[edit]

Rationality and intellectual honesty[edit]

Articles I made substantive edits to but did not create[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Article name Start date with permalink to first edit Type Degree of contribution (as of December 30, 2013) Pageviews in 2013
Thiel Fellowship June 2, 2012 fellowship for a 2-year "stop out of school" program by Peter Thiel 70-90% 29299
Breakout Labs June 8, 2012 funding agency for breakthrough scientific research, set up by Peter Thiel 70-90% 2609
Bridge International Academies August 15, 2012 low-cost private for-profit school chain in Kenya ~80-90% 4294
Coinfloor January 22, 2014 London-based Bitcoin trading exchange created after cutoff date --
Cal Newport January 23, 2014 author of blog and books on study hacks and life hacks created after cutoff date --
Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence January 25, 2014 institute for artificial intelligence started by Paul Allen created after cutoff date --
Spread Networks January 26, 2014 company offering low-latency communications between New York and Chicago targeted at high frequency traders created after cutoff date --
Bourgeois Dignity February 3, 2014 book by Deirdre McCloskey offering a theory of economic history created after cutoff date --
Nanex February 5, 2014 firm providing streaming data on market transactions created after cutoff date --
Chris Blattman February 19, 2014 political scientist created after cutoff date --
Seeing Like a State February 19, 2014 book by James C. Scott created after cutoff date --
Losing Ground (book) February 19, 2014 book by Charles Murray created after cutoff date --
The Energy Journal February 19, 2014 journal on energy economics created after cutoff date --
DICE model February 19, 2014 dynamic integrated model of climate and economy by William Nordhaus created after cutoff date --
Resource and Energy Economics February 19, 2014 journal on energy economics created after cutoff date --
The Tyranny of Experts February 26, 2014 book by William Easterly on development created after cutoff date --
The Triple Package February 26, 2014 book by Amy Chua on ingredients for success created after cutoff date --

Mathematics[edit]

Articles I created[edit]

Due to Wikipedia policies, I have refrained from putting up poorly sourced/very new/original material on Wikipedia. The articles that I list below are those for which standard or semi-standard sources exist, though I have not managed to give proper references for all of them.

To put up material on group properties without having to stick to Wikipedia restrictions, I have started my own wiki on group theory and also my own wiki on topology. The wikis are still in a pre-alpha state!

On group automorphisms[edit]

On subgroup properties[edit]

On group properties[edit]

On topological space properties[edit]

On commutative algebra and algebraic geometry[edit]

On Abelian varieties and automorphic forms[edit]

Articles on academic bodies, structures, and institutions[edit]

On institutions/bodies[edit]

Near-complete articles where I started or made major structural changes:

Institutions where I have done redirects and minor edits:

Stub-status institutions that I started:

Institutions where I made redirects to the full form:

On scholarships[edit]

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

On summer camps[edit]

Visiting Students Research Programme

On the Olympiads[edit]

Kshitij Bansal and Prateek Karandikar have put up pages on the Informatics Olympiad on a similar pattern.

Effort for constructing similar pages on the Physics and Chemistry Olympiads is also under way.

Other articles[edit]

Places[edit]

Areas in Chennai:

Areas in Bangalore:

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Area in Delhi:

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Areas in Mumbai:

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Institutions and bodies[edit]

Others (where I have made major additions/modifications)[edit]

More about me[edit]

I have gone to the International Mathematical Olympiads in the years 2003 and 2004 in Japan (check IMO 2003) and Greece (check IMO 2004) respectively, which may explain my contributions to Wikipedia articles