I am a Research Scientist (ML) at Zapr driving their key NLP and Recommendation Systems projects. I have a keen interest in ML research and about 5 years of experience in machine learning, deep learning and software development. I enjoy building products, solving problems and hence try to maintain full stack knowledge.
I strongly believe that AI can bring upon evolutionary scale of positive changes to everyone on this planet and my current purpose of life is just to try to be a contributor for the same.
In my personal time, I love immersing myself in music, poetry, stand-up, movies, and travel. I think I love every kind of artform. And while I'm still terribly bad at sketching, acting or dancing, I do take out some time every now and then for writing on my Personal blog.
Masters in Mathematics, and Bachelors in Computer Science from one of the top ranked universities in India.
Over 20 personal projects open sourced on Github, with couple of contributions to open source repos in the past. Head over to my Github to see my side projects.
Currently leading NLP research and engineering for extending NLU capabilities of chatbots for a Voice Bots project to automate customer care calls.
Previously have architected and designed end-to-end ML pipeline for Dekho (Recommendations App on Play Store).
Worked on semantic image segmentation using fully convolutional neural networks to detect various entities of floor plans at pixel level.
Finished deeplearning.ai specialisation of 5 courses with certification, ranging from simple deep neural networks to state-of-the-art convolutional networks as well as sequence models.
Recognized for my work on a legacy platform, for taking initiatives for improving the tech culture in the firm by hosting hackathon and hosting hack puzzles at conferences. https://sites.google.com/endurance.com/enduranceawards/winners_may-to-jun-2017
Transitioned into Machine learning projects. Built an AI Logo Generator which utilised evolutionary genetic algorithm at its core. Also worked on a support ticket helper app by applying NLP techniques to auto-suggest solutions and auto-assign developers to tickets.
Received recognition for building a hack puzzle for GIDS conference on behalf of Endurance International Group that attracted over 2000 hackers and led to great exposure for the firm.
Started working as a software developer at Endurance. In my 2.5+ years there, I developed many features for finance and billing engine of the firm.
Worked on my thesis of integrating inductive logic programming with maximum entropy.
Designed labs as well as took tutorial sessions for students for Artificial Intelligence, and Operating Systems courses.
Months of research work got published as two SVM papers, CBTS-SVM and DSVM, presenting state-of-the-art version of algorithm as well as a way to train in distributed manner.
Led various events to inculcate better math culture within the campus. Ideated and convened the first ever Mathfest and unveiled the first volume of Annual Math Magazine, Convergence.
Designed posters, t-shirts as well as fest websites for tech fest and sports fest.
Designed monthly newsletters as well as fest publications, alongside many T-shirts.
Enrolled for two major degrees in BITS.