About

Who Am I?

I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, spent time living in Shanghai, China and Bangkok, Thailand before moving to the Bay Area, California, USA, where I now live. I am currently a graduate student studying Computational Biomaterials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley - specifically researching polymeric materials. I love science, building cool stuff with code, and have experience working on various computational projects in materials science, biochemistry, robotics and art. I hope to one day build something that will save the world.

In my spare time I am an avid football (soccer) player and fan, I can talk English Premier League and Chelsea Football Club all day. I'm also an aspiring writer so please check out my blog posts below!

Going forwards I hope to do many creative things and go on many adventures, so no matter who you are reading this, if you have any adventure recommendations or want to work on a project together feel free to reach out!

My Projects

Featured Works

Artistic Style Transfer for Images and Videos

Art, Deep Learning, TensorFlow, Python

Retrosynthetic Map

Biochemistry, Machine Learning, Data Mining, GraphDBs

Polymer Research Toolkit

Soft Materials, Flask, Python, JS

Rigid Body Interaction Simulator

Physics, Simulator, Graphics, C++, OpenGL

Chemical Description Classifier

Chemistry, NLP, Python
Blog

My Articles

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Nov 30, 2018 | Education, Advice

Advice on Switching from Chem E to CS [MEDIUM]

The experiences of my friends and I on contemplating switching majors, synthesized into succinct advice. A must read for all young Berkeley Chemical Engineers.

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May 8, 2019 | Reflection, Advice

Senior Reflections on Berkeley [MEDIUM]

Some friends and I recently graduated from UC Berkeley and compiled the following advice for younger students.

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May 24, 2019 | Travel, Guide

My Thailand Travel Guide [MEDIUM]

Read this before planning your trip to Thailand! Disclaimer: Highly opinionated, read with a grain of salt.

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Aug 27, 2019 | Content Creation, Learning

“If you don’t create content, you don’t exist”: My pledge to write [MEDIUM]

Part 1 of a 2-part article where I present a summary of my thoughts on the importance of “content creation”.

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Sep 6, 2019 | PhD, Advice

“So what made you want to do a PhD?” [MEDIUM]

Why I’m doing graduate school, what I hope to achieve, and how this could relate to you.

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Sep 15, 2019 | Content Creation, Learning

“If you don’t create content, you don’t exist”: On quantity over quality and overcoming fear [MEDIUM]

Part 2 of a 2-part article focused on the topic of content creation.

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Nov 12, 2019 | TBD, TBD

We taught a computer how to say “Go Bears!” then oil painted it [MEDIUM]

“What do you do for fun?” neural style transfer inspired mixed media art

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Dec 26, 2019 | TBD, TBD

Choosing sucks, let’s do that less [MEDIUM]

“How do I know if this path is the right one for me? What if I should have gone down a different path instead?”

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Aug 20, 2019 | TBD, TBD

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Feel free to reach out with anything at ivan.jayapurna[at]gmail[dot]com, or via my LinkedIn

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