BTech, Civil Engineering, VIT, Vellore
Master of Environmental Studies (MES), Sustainability, University of Pennsylvania
Blend 111, Sustainability Coordinator
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (Performed GIS analysis and automation to enhance multi-modal transit systems)
NYC Department of Sanitation (Trained 80+ property managers and supers about New York City’s electronic recycling programs)
Litterati (Qualitatively assessed the litter management situation in the US and made the case for adoption of a start-up technology, “Litterati”, by US cities)
With a Masters degree in Sustainability Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, she has enjoyed diverse professional roles in the food, regional transportation planning, and waste management sectors in USA and India. With this domain knowledge, she commits to becoming competent in ML, AI, and develop a design, systems thinking and agile mindset. With a penchant for innovative problem solving, she is keen on working on projects involving sustainable development and/or climate resilience.
BTech, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering)
Ernst & Young, Associate Consultant
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi - Worked on a research problem to Forecast Lung Cancer Diagnosis with Deep Learning
Infosys Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Delhi, Involved in the Natural Language Processing aspect of ‘I am Kalam’ Project
Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, Developed a simulation of Logic Gates in C++ and Python using Biologically Plausible Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) and Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity (STDP)
Secured National and Regional level awards in the Abacus and Mental Math competition organized by Brain-o-Brain. Following the fellowship, Lakshay would like to pursue a PhD and work towards conducting result-oriented research to develop useful and innovative prototypes and software by leveraging the potential of AI to create intelligent systems mimicking human intelligence and reasoning. Lakshay has published a research paper on Spiking Neural Networks The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-19) Eventually, he hopes to work with an industrial research lab as research staff and explore the prospects of finding efficient solutions for problems like object recognition, scene understanding and dialogue systems that integrate machine learning, computer vision and NLP.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, IIIT Hyderabad
Backflipt, Software Engineer
IIIT Hyderabad, Research Scholar
IIIT Hyderabad, Teaching Assistant
Prior to joining Plaksha as a Tech Leader Fellow, Vinay has been working as a research scholar in Natural Language Processing in IIIT Hyderabad. There he has been working on a research project from CMC Vellore about translation evaluation of medical texts. Vinay has majored in Computer Science and Engineering from IIIT Hyderabad. After his undergraduate, he has worked in Backflipt as a Software Engineer, where he developed the initial systems which are later being used in document recommendations.
Vinay got intrigued by digital technologies at an early age, which led him to pursue his career in Computer Science. He loves to teach others the magic of computers and mathematics. Vinay drives the joy when his students' eyes sparkle with joy after understanding the concepts. He has been teaching assistant for the advanced computer science courses and volunteered as a teacher for school kids.
Vinay loves to understand how things work and why they work the way they do. He enjoys swimming, marathon, playing flute, and reading books. When not doing the above, he spends time with friends & family and keep himself updated on current affairs. Vinay is a volunteer in Spic Macay. This is one organization he hope to be committed to in the long run.
Vinay career interests are in the domain of teaching computer science, preventive health care, technology, and their intersections.
BTech, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kerala Startup Mission, Technology Innovation Fellow
Datalog.ai, Machine Learning Engineer
Salesfon Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Machine Learning Engineer
Freelance ML Developer for AllAI, Chartyn and SunTec
Praveen is a Machine Learning Engineer with experience in working at the intersection of productionizing machine learning models and building backend systems for the web. He co-founded a non-profit initiative, named TinkerHub, that works on making technology education more accessible to students in Kerala. A regular participant at hackathons, he was the winner of the IBM Cognitive Cup Challenge, 2016 and Nvidia Hack2Innovate in 2017. His core interests lie in making ML systems more interpretable and making NLP advancements accessible across regional languages.
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Miranda House (University of Delhi)
PMEducare(startup), Content Associate
Qrius (The Indian Economist), Associate
Stanza Living- Future Leaders Program, Trainee
Treasurer, Vivekananda Society
Head of Logistics Vertical, The Entrepreneurship Cell
Co-Head Coordinator, E-Conclave’19
Analyst, Open-ended Consumer Club-”Tula”
Vanshika, being a geek in mathematics from an early age pursued her BSc in Mathematics from the prestigious institute, Miranda House. Her inclination towards mathematics and its application didn’t end here and she wants to work on applications of mathematics in today’s data driven market. The most logical extension to her dream of pursuing advanced mathematics was in the field of AI/ML which drove her to Plaksha’s TLF to accelerate her learning process, so that she can learn the complex mathematical implementation in the machine learning models and get the required exposure around the upcoming advancements in AI/ML. She is a trained dancer and loves to play Table Tennis. Vanshika means flute and she does not consider herself as having mastered the flute, but get a real kick out of trying.
Bachelor of Management Studies, Finance, University of Delhi
Quantmetrics Capital, Trader
Syllexa Solutions, Quantitative Strategy Analyst
Tinker | Trader | Coder | Quant
Fascinated by areas at the intersection of technology and capital and he wants to continue his work in that area with the mentorship of industry experts.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, IIIT Delhi
Nucleus Software Exports Ltd, Software Engineer
Nucleus Software Exports Ltd, Product Intern
Stanford Scholar Initiative, DRI
IBM Research Lab, Research Intern
Published Journal in Nucleic Acid Research, Oxford titled as FlavorDB : a database of flavor molecules
Preprint arxiv titled as Extracting Fairness Policies from Legal Documents
Speaker at FOSDEM'19 held at Brussels, Belgium
Founder, WomenWhoGo Delhi to teach underprivileged women in Golang, a programming language
Delegate, Harvard-US India Initiative
She maintains a blog rashmi-nagpal.dev wherein she has penned down her random ramblings in form of short poems,thoughts,views and expressions. Through writing, she ponders upon her unsorted thoughts floating around in her head like lost puppies in zero gravity, and turns them into sorted plans and actions.
BE, Information Technology, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore
Scientist Technologies, Machine Learning Engineer
Data Science Freelancer
Susmeet is a digital nomad, he has lived in Dharamshala, Auroville, and Panjim amongst other places. At TLF, he is learning to thrive in the 'real' world and become more disciplined. He had been freelancing until recently. He aspires to create a product that is an expression of his identity.
BTech, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Kiit University, Bhubaneswar (Recipient of KIIT Vice Chancellor Merit Scholarship based on academic excellence)
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Programmer Analyst
Cellstrat AI Labs, AI researcher - Computer Vision Team Lead
Anshumaan is a deep tech professional who loves problem solving. In his four years of experience, he started working in dot net app development, then moved to building api’s, and finally developed a liking towards deep learning. He has been conducting AI based workshops, hackathons, and meetups in Bangalore, under the wing of Cellstrat. His hobbies include implementing novel research papers, writing eccentric poems, singing eclectic songs, cooking gourmet foods, and sometimes working as a theatre artist. For the past couple of years, he has been building his skill set in Computer vision and Deep learning with the best possible resources available to him and is looking forward to getting the best of the unique opportunity in TLF.
BTech, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, MDU, Rohtak (Manav Rachna College of engineering)
Workbench Projects Pvt Ltd, Tech Maker (Project/Program Lead, HOD Electronics, Community Manager, Trainer ) - Represented the Company at FabFest 13 Toulouse, France as a project presenter and lightening talk speaker
Estoryia, Freelancer (self-employed), Consultant for early-stage start-ups, dealing with a business plan and brand management
IKP Knowledge Park, Grants and Community Manager - Part of the team that handles a portfolio of 25 Million dollars in grants by the GoK Govt, USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Published and presented a paper on Affective computing(Facial Recognition); Won best algorithm award and was a finalist in event TREMORS of ROBOTIX in KSHITIJ - 2014 IIT-Kharagpur (Jan' 14)
BTech, Engineering Physics, IIT Delhi
Nagarro Software Pvt Ltd, Associate Lead
Started his professional journey as a Java Developer. Worked on different frameworks: Wicket, Spring, Hibernate, Struts Database etc. Later he switched his career in Python. Worked on various fields such as web development, analytics and web-scrapping. He wants to work on cutting edge technology and wants to gain end to end expertise in ML and AI. He wants to start his entrepreneurship career out of Plaksha.
IIIT-Delhi, Electronics and Communication Engineering
Axtria, Data Analyst : Worked on the back-end of an automated data cleaning and ingestion platform; Developed and optimized Data Warehouses for Pharma Clients
Since childhood, Sanket always had an interest in Mathematics. Advanced topics in probability like random processes and Markov chains were something he enjoyed learning during his B.Tech. After working for two years in analytics space, he wanted to understand how machines gain intelligence and therefore joined Plaksha. He wants to work on a product which impacts the problems the world is facing today, like climate or agriculture. He also wants to be open towards learning new things all the time as the world continues to change at a faster pace. He likes to travel to unexplored places and enjoy the beauty of nature.
BTech, Information Science and Engineering, PES University, Bangalore
Business Analyst at Deloitte: Worked in Rapid Prototyping for Cloud Computing Technologies for just over a year. Involved using Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence APIs provided by the top cloud service providers: GCP, AWS, Azure and Watson.
Urban Bus Navigator: Built an Urban Bus Navigator system that incorporated software and hardware to measure occupancy in public transport (buses) and inform users in a utilizable manner.
Hemant is a huge fan of chess and likes puzzles in general. He is also deeply passionate about football. He started his tech career in Android, having built and deployed 2 apps, one of them being a full-fledged social media app. He has run a Kickstarter campaign. He is now interested in AI and wants to impact the world for the good using its capabilities.
IB Diploma (Economics, Physics, Math and Chemistry Higher Level)
BA Economics Honours (Major) and Computer Science (Minor), Ashoka University
CFA Level 1 and Level 2 Pass
RBL Bank, Management Trainee (Associate Relationship Manager in Corporate and Institutional Banking).
The Bastion Media LLP (Ex-Partner, Ex-Research Team Head) - Website Link. Established a Media House focusing on research based journalism in Education, Environment &; Sports Policy. Managed a team of 7 researchers and collaborated on projects with Save the Children India and UNDP India.
Sushruta Innovations and Wellness Pvt Limited (Strategy Consultant): Working with the MD and CEO on the company’s business strategy and fundraising for their work in STEM Cells therapy.
Koc University, Istanbul (Research Intern) - Worked alongside a design PhD student to develop a Social Event-Based Geographical Information System.
Urvin is a National Level topper in Geography (IGCSE Boards). After his schooling, he joined Ashoka University for his undergraduate education. At Ashoka, he worked on projects ranging from building a voice controlled smart home appliance to filming a documentary on National Rural Health Mission, in Shravasti UP, which gave him experiences from different walks of life. Given his liberal arts education at Ashoka, he aspires to be a modern day polymath, who approaches pressing problems in the world through a multidisciplinary mindset.
He is a fitness and adventure sports enthusiast with experience in 4 adventure sports and is aiming to get his Scuba Diving Trainer’s license in the next couple of years. He has also played football semi-professionally and holds a Black Belt (Dan 1) in Karate. He also takes an interest in philosophy and believes his study of existentialism and philosophy of the mind has influenced his approach to life.
In order to get closer to his aspiration of being a modern day polymath, who approaches pressing problems in the world through a multidisciplinary mindset, he joined Plaksha.
During his time at Plaksha, he has been a part of the five member team that reached the top 10 (out of 350 teams) at National Level CDAC Hackathon. At Plaksha, he aims to get well versed with AI and its intersection with game theory in order to solve pressing problems in education, environment and the finance space.
BTech, Electronics & Communication, Rajasthan Technical University
Lenovo, Senior Analyst
Neha’s professional career began in her hometown, Jaipur. She joined Appirio and worked on Salesforce data integration and data migration projects in different business domains. Other than the tech skills, these projects helped her inculcate some business sense as she managed client interactions. She also contributed to the team by mentoring new joiners.
After her marriage, she moved to Bengaluru where she joined Lenovo. Her work was to help her employer predict the number of laptops required by potential customers across the globe and plan their sales process by mining, cleaning and understanding the data using ETL tools (Talend and Mulesoft).
As far as her hobbies are concerned, she loves travelling and has twice been to 10-days Himalayan treks. She has explored a couple of countries outside India too.
She believes that there is a lot to learn and explore. Data, in particular AI & ML, are going to transform the world. The technology companies are building interesting solutions to help solve various problems around the world. She intends to play a part in this revolution. For this, she needs to refine her tech skills further and inculcate leadership skills that her narrow undergraduate education did not provide. She believes that the TLF Programme is a great opportunity to fulfil these goals.
Electronics and Communication Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute Of Technology (NSIT), Delhi
MphRx, Software Developer (Jun 2016 - Jan 2017)
Snapus, Founder (Feb 2017 - Mar 2018)
MphRx, Product Analyst (Mar 2018 - June 2019)
Tushar has experience of around 3 years. Out of those 3 years, he tried setting up a start-up of his own for 1.5 yrs. He has worked on several products and some of the applications are live on play store. His aim is to create products which impact a large number of people. He focuses on keeping a balance between technology and problem solving and is fascinated by the way technology is used in real-world settings.
BTech, Engineering Physics, NIT Calicut(2015-2019)
Detection of depression using EEG signals and LSTM networks.
Detection and Data analysis of Trace gases in the atmosphere using Incoherent broad-band cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy(IBBCEAS) experimental setup.
Research paper: Automated Warehouse Material Handling using 3-DOF Robotic Manipulator Based on Computer Vision and IoT.
Developed a self-balancing robot using a PID controller and Kalman filter sensor fusion of an Inertial measurement unit(IMU).
Being a bibliophile, Hari experiences Einstein’s theory of Special relativity (time dilation) everytime inside a bookshop.His favourite genres are Nonfiction and Science Fiction.To zone out from reality and refresh his brain he likes to play RPG and strategy games.He also likes to draw and play his violin.
During his first year of college he got selected to be part of RIG ,the robotics club of NIT calicut. As a part of RIG he pursued robotics research and conducted workshops and exhibitions .He also mentored students interested in robotics as a part of the club.
Hari is curious about deep philosophical and existential questions that still haunts the human species like “Why are we here?” , “Are we alone in this universe?” ,“Where do we come from?” etc and he believes interdisciplinary fields , especially AI , quantum computing can help us get new insights to this age old questions.Also he believes interdisciplinary approach to any problem can give us out of the box solutions.
Bachelor of Architecture, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
Studio MADe, Junior Architect
Vaibhav works at the intersection of design and technology and has an inclination towards developing tangible products across scales. He has developed a concrete 3D printer and a cable driven robot for agriculture, to name a few. He prefers working with interdisciplinary teams to build unique solutions and his recent areas of interest are cleantech, advanced manufacturing and proptech. He is an avid traveler and has won UC Berkeley Travel Fellowship in 2016.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, Shobhit University, Meerut
SynapseFi, Security Engineer
HackerEarth, Independent Security Consultant
Manish worked at SynapseFi, an SF-based fintech B2B company for 3.5 years, where he was an early member and worked in various roles. While exploring new opportunities, he came across TLF.
Manish started his career as Bug Bounty hunter, as part of Bug Bounty he has contributed to the security of Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Quora and more. He is the recipient of 9 Google Vulnerability Research Grants.
He is a personal finance enthusiast and given a TEDx talk on the same. He is interested in FinTech and Application Security. He is a part-time writer. He writes on Medium and Quora where he has made a fan base over 56K followers.
Bachelor’s in Engineering, Lancaster University
Data Analyst at POPxo
Data Analyst & Operations Head at eShopbox Pvt. Ltd.
Brand Ambassador at Rossano Ferretti
Sales & Marketing Head at Neu Salonz
Operations acting TL at Zomato
Intern at Educomp
With such diverse job roles and varied skill set, Radhika now wants to tap into the AI domain. She wants to discover the intersection of her interests as well as dexterity.
From designing android applications to modelling with L’oreal, from winning the best orator award to being the college captain in soccer and basketball, she really likes to explore. Her last job involved analyzing data for a media firm called POPxo that has India’s largest community of women online. While she can play table tennis, football, basketball, cricket, she is also a National Level player in badminton.
She is at Plaksha to further broaden her skillset in technology. She aims at becoming a Product Manager and an entrepreneur eventually.
B-Tech, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi (2018)
Mckinsey & Company Junior Data Analyst
Nearbuy.com Associate Manager, Founder’s Office Team (Heading the launch of a new business project in partnership with Paytm)
Co-founder NeX, a Smart TV hardware start-up (Link)
Founder Bingy.io, Aggregator for the Indian OTT platforms (Link)
Shray, based out of Delhi has done his engineering in Electronics & Communication. He combined his passion for building products and domain knowledge of Electronics to kick start his entrepreneurial journey with NeX. The venture had paying customers and also was selected to represent India as part of the 5 startup delegation to GIF, South Korea 2018 competing with top startups from all over the world. His entrepreneurial journey helped him secure jobs at Mckinsey & then later working on an entirely new business project with the CEO at Nearbuy. His quest to build a global product company based out of India brings him to Plaksha. Currently, his areas of interests include Foodtech, Knowledge graphs, Machine Learning in Astrology & Brain Computer Interfaces.
He also has represented Delhi in cricket (under 16 Category) and still continues to play cricket participating in different corporate leagues.
BTech, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Bombay)
Strategy Consultant, Nomura Consulting & Solutions India
Aman is a believer in constantly diversifying his world views and has made it a point to live out of his comfort zone. While in college, he led the institute's 200+ students organization for Culturals. Reaching graduation, he figured out solving real-world problems mattered more to him than solving those inside labs. So he joined Nomura’s strategy consulting team, where he helped develop Renewable Energy and Smart Urban Mobility solutions across Smart Cities.
He has travelled to 10+ countries across South Asia & the Middle-East and loved communicating with people. He learnt immensely while leading cross-cultural teams or interacting with customers and realized how effective communication is key to successful business and social transformations.
While travelling for work, he also found his wanderlust and has made it a goal of visiting all Indian states before turning 35 (16 states yet to go). He is also big-time into fitness, you can often find him running or cycling early in the morning. He has completed 3 high altitude Himalayan treks and intends to do the Everest Base Camp next.
He believes that in the age of AI, businesses can play a much bigger role in developing a sustainable future for our society. He has joined TLF to learn how AI can be applied to create sustainable business value across various domains. He wishes to complement his business experience with the required technical skills to be able to successfully build and manage sustainable tech solutions in the future.
BTech, Information Technology, NIT Kurukshetra (2016)
HSBC Technology, Senior Software Engineer (2016-19)
IIM Ahmedabad, Social for Change Campaign Associate (Intern)
Bharatdeep belongs to a small city, Hanumangarh in Rajasthan which is popularly known for the found remains of Indus Valley Civilization which dates back to 5000 years. Delighted and inspired by his roots and simple upbringing, he is a self-motivated person, trying to justify his existence as a good human being. He owes his energy, compassion, independence and emotional front to his initial school days, which was the first platform he ever got. This platform brought him a lot of exposure as he got to be a part of the School’s Hockey Team for almost five years. He played as a defender and represented his team at state as well as zonal levels.
He graduated from NIT Kurukshetra in the Information Technology stream, and considers his college life as the golden phase, blended with beautiful memories and life experiences. He has always believed in the accomplishment of his interests and the college offered him multiple roles in various spheres. From leading Techspardha, a national level tech fest, and Technobyte, an official computer science society of NIT Kurukshetra to conducting free teaching and mentoring sessions for underprivileged school students. Along with this, he was part of the Photography Club and conducted various workshops on topics such as ‘Playing with Pixels’, ‘Image Processing’, etc. He didn't hesitate in taking the responsibility and managed to justify every assigned role by investing every possible bit of his effort.
Bharatdeep finds TLF as an opportunity to explore and broaden his horizon of knowledge and believes that the vision of fellowship complies with his purpose of furnishing himself as a socially aware and ethical tech leader.
BTech, Computer and Communication Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology
2.5 years as a Data Scientist at MIQ Digital (Built MIQ’s Location-based digital Advertising measurement and insights product from scratch with the end to end ownership)
Worked as a research trainee at IIT Roorkee ML research lab.
Worked as a student researcher and later as an entrepreneur in the Innovation center which is the official incubation center for MIT Manipal.
Research Paper titled A model to find optimal percentage of training and testing data for efficient ECG analysis using neural network accepted and published in Springer Journal.
Research Paper titled Critical Analysis of Clustering Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks accepted and published in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving
Research Paper titled Deterministic risk analysis smart health model for heart ailments using neural networks accepted and published in Inderscience Journal
Attended the 5th International conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving organized at IIT Roorkee and presented a talk on clustering technologies on Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs).
Attended 6th International conference on Transforming Healthcare with Information technology 2015 organized by Apollo Hospitals and later successfully collaborated with Apollo hospitals for developing a cloud based remote patient monitoring system.
Kartik, a National Finalist of the Bournvita quiz contest conducted by Derek O’ Brien, a huge sports enthusiast with keen interests in football, cricket and tennis and a state level under-14 cricketer, he has a keen interest in research and its applications and has published 3 research papers in distinguished journals (Springer and Inderscience) and also worked in collaboration with his college and Apollo hospitals to set up a cloud-based medical sensor network to monitor remote patients on a real-time basis.
Kartik’s journey as a young Data Scientist at MIQ for the last 2 years has helped him to innovate, build and have an end to end ownership of successful data-driven products for the Ad-Tech industry. TLF program gives him the opportunity to expand his horizons in the Machine learning domain and learn from industry experts to further build on his skills and leadership qualities. He has a keen interest in working for companies with cutting edge research across different domains and build people centric products.
BTech, Electronics Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai
UBS Business Solution Centre, Software Engineer, Credit Risk IT
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Summer Project Trainee, Research Reactor Maintenance Department
Karthika Kamath is based out of Mumbai, India. She finished her bachelors in Electronics in May 2018 where she took computer science electives and got herself interested in Machine Learning. She worked as a software engineer in a global bank where finance, risk and analytics domain kept her amazed and her quest to learn more alive. She has been a volunteer and a leader with an NGO called U&I that teaches English to underprivileged kids and helps them in their overall personality development. She loves participating in Hackathons and has won three of them, one was at MIT by MIT Hacking Medicine, the other was her company-wide hackathon and also a women-only hackathon organised by Devfolio. She is also the local ambassador for global Women in Data Science Conference organised by Stanford.
Karthika envisions herself as a social technopreneur and a changemaker, and strongly believe that the TLF program will equip her with the skills, exposure and knowledge to make a difference in this field. Further, she plans to pursue her Masters/PhD in a field which is at an intersection of AI and Public Health and considers TLF as a precursor to that.
B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science, Ashoka University (2018)
Data Analyst Nanodegree, Udacity (2019)
Wowsome (an Augmented Reality Startup), Data Analytics & Marketing Manager
Received a full scholarship to attend the Undergraduate Summer School at King's College London to study Criminology & Criminal Justice
Technology Intern, Naukri.com - Prepared a proof of concept to enable ‘Voice Search’ on the job portal website using Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition, Text Analysis
Founder, I-Hunt, an internship search program at Ashoka University
Founder, Food Startup, Ashoka University
Akbar graduated with a unique combination of a major in Computer Science and a minor in Sociology from Ashoka University. During his college experience, he was challenged to question everything, to think critically, and to connect the dots in an interdisciplinary curriculum. A course that he enjoyed the most during his undergraduate education was Criminology and Criminal Justice, which he studied at Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. In this course, Akbar was trained to look at a problem from multiple lenses through learning the politics, statistics, psychology, history, and the social construction of Crime and Punishment.
Since Akbar found his passion for applied data sciences, he’s on a running spree to hone his skills in the domain. After some online courses, he completed a Data Analyst Nanodegree from Udacity, got selected for a data science summer school at Trivedi Center for Political Data, and now at Plaksha, he is adding a layer of AI and ML to his existing skill set.
Having studied an interdisciplinary curriculum, Akbar aims to get into T shape - getting breadth in several domains and depth in one. His prior liberal arts background has provided him breadth and now he looks forward to get the depth in applied data science at Plaksha. After TLF, Akbar aims to kickstart a career data science consulting to apply data science to solve real-life problems.
In his free time, Akbar volunteers for a nationwide mentorship program for youth, which is organized by the Aga Khan Education Services. With them, he will soon be organizing International Tech Summer School 2020. Also, Akbar is a big foodie and is very entrepreneurial. At his college, he had started a food startup and had won several entrepreneurship competitions too. As the cliché goes, being a Gujarati may be what fuels his love for food and doing business.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, B.K Birla Institute Of Engineering And Technology, Pilani
Cybage Software pvt. Ltd, Software Engineer
Pranati comes with an hands-on experience of 1.5 years in back-end development, designing UI, modifying dynamic and interactive e-commerce websites with a flair for creating elegant solutions in the least amount of time. She has been passionate about learning new technologies and somewhere this curiosity to deeply understand the future of technology and the way it is bringing a revolutionary change in the tech ecosystem brought her to TLF with belief to evolve out as a sounder and intellectual person.
Pranati loves to solve puzzles and also likes to do creative paper art craft. Currently, she wants to explore and dive into various fields of AI/ML to further escalate her work for social impact in future.
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay (2015)
Shaadi.com, Associate Lead Engineer
Merilytics, Senior Business Analyst
DonateKart, Product Manager
Sai Krishna is a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Bombay. The brewing startup culture and the ecosystem in and around the college and Powai valley had a profound influence on him.
Sai Krishna always believed in solving tech-centric problems. His career choices mirror them. After graduation, he worked for Shaadi.com in their product development team reporting directly to the CTO. He moved on to build Greeno, an agri-tech startup to empower with mobile technology. Most recently, he was a product manager at DonateKart, a crowdfunding platform.
Over these years he realized that he wants to leverage technology for social good which strongly resonates with Plaksha TLF’s core belief. At Plaksha, he is currently working on a tool to detect brain hemorrhage from Head CT scans.
Having represented the college badminton team in Inter IIT, he is extremely enthusiastic about sports in general and racquet sports in particular. He participated in various Tennis tournaments. He is a certified Mountaineer and ascended a 15,700 feet peak in the Himalayan range. He is an ardent reader and is always on a lookout for some good book recommendations. Lately, he is reading a lot of restaurant menus.
BE, Manufacturing process and automation engineering, Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Delhi
Kanvic Consulting, Strategy Internship
Co-authored an article on cement industry titled "The shifting sands of the Indian cement industry" based on research which mentioned in The Economic Times along with magazine Indian Cement Review.
SUN Pharma, Engineering trainee
Jaya, a semi professional contemporary dancer, an expert puzzle solver and an average chess player belongs to a very small town near udaipur in Rajasthan. Being an automation engineer and working on real-life projects on optimization she realized that there is a huge scope of automation in the mechanical industry and by application of artificial intelligence in the sector of research, analytics and production we can save a lot of human efforts and time. Now she is looking forward to applying the concepts like deep learning and reinforcement learning in solving some real life problems in the fields of footech, health, and fitness. She is fitness as well as nutrition-conscious. She tries to keep enrolled herself in learning new skills and mastering them. Apart from this she likes to explore new places, meet different people and she is always ready to participate in any type of physical activity.
Her heart lies in her country. According to her there are a lot of problems our country is facing right now. She wants to use her skills to build things that can help our country and their people to have a better life standard because she has seen and sometimes have been through those types of problems.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology, Delhi (2014-2018)
Consultant 2 - Cyber Group India Pvt Ltd (Role: Full Stack Developer)
At his last job, his team won the Hack The Machine Hackathon 2019. He also has a passion for teaching and used to teach frontend tools and frameworks at the programming bootcamps for the new hires.
He likes to play Table Tennis and finds sketching to be oddly meditative.
Shivam understands the importance of the intersection of leadership skills and technical skills and the role Plaksha plays to groom individuals in these skills. He aims to be an all-rounder Product person and to become a natural leader.
BTech, Punjab Engineering College(PEC), Chandigarh
Researchshala - Founder. Provided research assistance to B-schools profs. Clients included top schools including LBS, Chicago Booth, HEC Paris, UPenn etc.
Before joining Plaksha, Shubham worked on his startup Researchshala, which provided research assistance to University profs. The projects ranged from using deep learning to find the creativity of artwork to studying people in Starbucks across India. His interest in China led him to intern at the Institute of China studies, where he studied tech ecosystem in China. During his college, he interned at ISB and Uber. He is a Global Shaper(World Economic Forum) in Gurugram Hub, working towards climate change and education. He hopes to merge his interest in startups, investing and technology to work towards meaningful problems.
BTech, Computer Science, Zakir Hussain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh Muslim University
Finalist - Economic Times Campus Stars: ET Campus Stars is India’s largest program that recognizes and rewards India’s brightest engineering minds.
Altaf aspires to work on the intersection of IoT and AI for better automation and faster decision making. His past projects during graduation are inspired by AIoT.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, IIIT Delhi
Sapient Razorfish, Backend Developer
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, Gujarat Technological University
GTU innovation council - Helped various start-ups in the awareness campaign, content writing, and graphic designingTracomo (Smart camera company) - Worked as an intern for four months in the field of image processing.
Dancing since the age of 3, Nikita brings versatility in the area of performing arts. She has completed 7 years course in Bharatanatyam Dance and is a trained dancer in different genres as well. Because of her inclination towards the creative area, she used to make and sell dream catchers, crochet earrings and calligraphy posters on social media platform. She played badminton till District level (Gandhinagar) in her first year of college. She is also appointed as Plaksha’s Photographer showcasing her abilities.
She is a keen observer and highly fascinated with Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence is considered to be the last innovative technology on earth because of its wide applications in positive and negative areas. If technology is regulated in a manner, AI can be a big boon for the whole world. Nikita wants to be a part of the Council of Artificial Intelligence which can decide upon ethics and usage of AI in different forms and areas.
TLF is the ladder through which Nikita can achieve her goals and become an expert at Artificial Intelligence. Her short term goal is to do research in Artificial Intelligence on the topic StoryPrint: an Interactive Visualization of Stories (Disney). Later she wants to be a part of council of AI.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, Amity School of Engineering Technology, Delhi
Nagarro, Project Lead/Scrum Master (2014-2019)
Fiserv, Test Engineer (2014)
Tech Mahindra Ltd, Software Engineer (2010-2013)
Bhumi NGO, Volunteer Coordinator/Teacher for Delhi Chapter (Volunteer Experience, 2012-2015)
Certified SAFe 4 Agilist (SA); Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®)
Team coordinator of Nagarro’s flagship program for ideation & innovation – Thinking Breakthrough for iGaming BU
Bhumi NGO Changemaker Award - 2014; Bhumi NGO Earth Award - 2013
A sports enthusiast who learned a lot of personal qualities through sports such as team play, respect to others, doing things with passion, fighting spirit etc. He has exposure of working globally and has lead cross-cultural agile teams successfully.
He loves to explore new places and meet new people. He thrives for new challenges and experiences. He is known as a problem-solver, critical thinker and crisis-man in both his professional and personal life. He loves to mentor and counsel people and listen to them to understand and solve their problems empathetically.
TLF is a great opportunity to bridge the gap of skill-set and knowledge required to be a great product manager which will eventually help me in gaining experience to set up my own social tech enterprise in the long term.
TLF is a great opportunity to overcome my personal shortcomings and build my own leadership style and lifelong relationships to achieve great things through collaboration.
5 year integrated BS + MS in Chemistry, IIT Kharagpur
Samagra: Transforming Governance, Senior Associate to Product Consultant
Indian Political Action Committee, Associate
Ignitees, Co-founder and product head
Consultant, EXL Service
Once he made it to IIT Kharagpur, Saif sought opportunities to travel around the country and help people, especially in the field of education. He travelled to Naxal affected districts of Bihar for 20 days to motivate government school students and later stayed in Kashmir for 2 months to teach JEE aspirants for free. He has also represented his institution in 3 case study competitions and conferences internationally.
Saif has had a diverse set of experiences in his 4 years of professional journey, ranging from a financial analyst to a startup co-founder, and more recently as a consultant and a product manager. He believes his experience of working in diverse teams and settings has helped develop his leadership skills the most.
Saif is a fitness enthusiast and frequently goes out for runs/workouts after classes. He also loves to go for treks in the Himalayas and has completed 5 treks so far. During weekends, he likes to indulge in Urdu poetry.
Saif relates to Plaksha’s vision to intermarry technology and elements of humanities like design and ethics to create the best mix of product managers, who are equipped not only with skills in cutting edge technology but also with empathy towards the end-users.
BTech, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Banasthali University, Rajasthan
Seldom India: Designed an automation project on coal handling in power plants using PLC and Scada
NTPC: Learned about various departments in the plant and primarily focused on the working of electrical department
If you often come in contact with a person who wants to get to the solution as quickly as possible, that’s Shruti. A significant portion of the daily quota of her free time is spent on solving Rubik’s cube, Fisher’s cube, Sudoku, among other numerical puzzles. The trait that separates her from the crowd of problem solvers is that she wants to solve them in the least possible time. Even during her electrical engineering undergrad program, she attained an advanced diploma in medical image processing with distinction. During the course she presented a poster on depression detection using EEG, fMRI and DTI in international conference on computational mathematics & statistics 2017. She has experience of organising and volunteering in many events, college fests and also India Skills 2016. At Plaksha, she strives to expand her skillset and discover a horizon of new opportunities to solve real world problems in the most efficient way.
BTech, Mechanical Engineering with honors, IIT Gandhinagar
TATA Motors, Program Manager( 2017 - 2019)
IITGN Explorers Fellowship for 6 weeks travel across India( May 2017 - June 2017)
Summer Internship at Indian Space Research Organisation for simulating exhaust of nozzle for high orbit satellites ( May 2016 - July 2016)
Anurag has always had a propensity for taking on new challenges. Having had a great experience working for TATA motors wherein his work ranged for market analysis, channel partner management, sales proliferation in his first year to product lifecycle management and new product proposals in his second year, he wants to utilise TLF to acquaint himself with the new technologies that are poised to change the world as well as refine his leadership skills.
During his undergraduate years he held several leadership positions - Amalthea Core Committee and Senator being a couple of them. He believes in leading from the front and started several new initiatives such as Networking Conference and Innovation Lab during his tenure. The art of public speaking excites him a lot and thus has participated in some declamation competitions as well.
Having represented IIT Gandhinagar volleyball team in Inter IIT, he is extremely enthusiastic about sports in general and volleyball in particular. He opines that sports builds character and wants to change the space of sports education in India through technology. He likes to read and you can catch him sometimes strolling leisurely with a copy of Wodehouse in his hand.
B.E (Hons.) Computer Science, BITS Pilani ‘17
Dell EMC, Bangalore
Venkat is a Computer Science graduate from BITS Pilani, based out of Hyderabad. After graduating, he moved to Bangalore to work with Dell EMC, in the areas of enterprise software and cloud computing, with a small startup-styled team based in Canada & India managing a $100M product - wearing multiple hats which include engineering, engaging with clients, sales teams & upper-management to represent the product.
Being born in the 90s, he has grown up with technology and learned to code while in school to create 2D games with his friends. Since childhood, Venkat has been a fitness enthusiast. He is a state finalist in the sport of badminton & holds a blue belt in Karate. While in college, he worked on bringing sponsorships & fund-raised for the cultural fest Pearl, co-founded the college chapter of 180DC - a social consulting firm, conducted hackathons, taught programming, participated in ACM-ICPC - an international programming contest & ranked 22nd in the India-Asia Regionals conducted at IIT Kharagpur.
He considers himself a problem-solver & a constant learner, ready to unlearn and relearn in a fast-changing world. He is currently pursuing Tech Leaders Fellowship at Plaksha University to learn more about leadership, how business work & also learn how data is driving the world today, leveraging the frontier technologies of AI & ML and pondering upon how blockchain can transform industries in the coming decades.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, BML Munjal University
COIGN Consultants Pvt. Ltd, VR Game Development and Software Development
Gem Learning Services Pvt. Ltd, VR App Development, Research on Happiness, Game for Disabled
His passion for storytelling led him to explore digital art, visual novel development and game development which he believes has the potential to be the most immersive form of conveying stories while also developing his skills in technologies of the future like Virtual and Augmented Reality.
BTech, Computer Science Engineering, Manipal University (2015-2019)
Paris Saclay Institute of Neuroscience, Paris, France (Bachelor Thesis)
Bioretics, Cesena, Italy
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Toulouse, France
DRDO, Pune, India
Finalist, NVIDIA AI Hackathon (2019)
District Level Tennis Player
Shikhar is a unique and dynamic personality, on a lookout for challenging problems. During his undergrad, he was deeply fascinated by marvels of Deep learning algorithms and how they derived inspiration from the human brain itself. He set out to research more deeply in the domain, by virtue of which he interned at a couple of Neuroscience research labs in France and authored 3 technical papers.
More recently, he’s gained increasing interest in Finance & trading, more specifically algo trading. He looks forward to starting his professional career in a challenging environment, where the learning curve is steep.
Apart from above, he’s a state level Tennis player & loves reading about the Indian startup ecosystem.
B.E - Biomedical Engineering, Mumbai University
Engineering technology and innovation management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Finished core courses)
Innaccel, Product engineer
Aeon Equipcare, Founder
She wants to be in the intersection of data science and business and leverage her skills to add value to society.
BTech, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani), Rajasthan
Young India Fellowship, Ashoka University
ZS Associates India, Business Analytics Associate
PRADAN, Development Apprentice
J-PAL South Asia, Senior Research Associate
BE, Information Technology, Oriental Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
TCS Research Lab, Mumbai (Worked on building a robust deep learning approach for credit risk analysis)
Shubham has an unending curiosity and passion towards computers since his school days, in the ninth grade itself, he was awarded the merit certificate for the International Informatics Olympiad where he secured 341st rank around the globe. In college, his burgeoning interest in data science and machine learning led him to participate in various hackathons and datathons. He has been the winner of TCS Finorama a national level competition held to find the next breakthrough idea in FinTech. He has actively participated in a rural outreach project called “Liter of Lamps” where he installed solar lamps in the villages which are still untouched by electricity.
B.Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Shiv Nadar University 2013- 2017
Associate Consultant, Analytics Center of Excellence, IQVIA :: Key Projects include Site and Resource Segmentation and Targeting, Product Feedback Analytics, Population Density and Referral Networks, Predictive Platform for Enrollment Projections
BitGiving, T9 Labs Private Limited | Data Analyst
Analysed website metrics to monitor product performance; managed targeted campaigns on FBAd and AdWords.
Ericsson India Global Services Limited | Network Engineering Intern
Worked on monitoring, ad -hoc service requests and traffic enhancement measures for a middle east based client.
Twyst Technologies | Business Development Associate
Assisted the team in client sales pitch and account management, along with product strategy and data collection.
Manan is fascinated by the world of Data and Business Intelligence. Discovering his interest in analytics early on, he had pursued several online MOOCs and internships in early-stage startups during his graduation years to nurture his analytical skills. Post-graduation, in the last two years, he worked with one of the leading healthcare data science companies globally, helping them optimise resources and costs in Clinical R&D space using data-driven machine learning techniques. At IQVIA, he also received the ‘Above and Beyond’ Award. Apart from work, he is an avid newsreader with a special interest in politics. Holding immense interest in student activities in college, he served as the Vice President of the Student Council as well as Chair of the annual fest. Currently, he also works as a part-time event manager with one of his friends solely based on passion.
B.Tech, Computer Science Engineering with a Minor in Computational Biology from IIIT Delhi (2019)
Adobe - Interned twice. Brainstormed and prototyped a comment classification and filtering pipeline using NLP that will be implemented in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
TCS Research Labs - Worked on hand gesture detection for an AR application
Ramya’s defence background has shaped her personality - she craves change, and wishes to lead a life of service. According to her, travel provides the much-needed change, new experiences and adventures. By virtue of attending conferences, she’s been to 3 countries, Portugal, Canada and Greece during her undergrad. She enjoys fiction, especially ones that detail the development of a character and in her free time, she can be seen painting or writing poetry. She’s passionate about gender equality and empowerment and has been a part of a number of women in tech clubs and mentored girls.
Ramya has published a paper in the International Conference on Biometrics’19, worked on extraction of ayurvedic drug-disease pairs from research documents, and a wearable that measures the emotional environment around a child. She’s also pitched a startup, Invadex at Web Summit’17.
Her diverse interests have motivated her to work in an interdisciplinary field. The intersection of Biology, Design, and Technology especially draws her interest. She wants to create people-centric products that add value to their lives. At Plaksha, she is working on creating a bionic upper arm prosthetic and would like to productize the same for the Indian market. In the future, she would like to be a part of policy decisions that drive the growth of the country.
B.Com(Honours), Hans Raj College, University of Delhi 2014 - 2017
Senior Associate, Organisational Strategic Initiatives (CEO’s Office), Nagarro
Responsible for problem-solving and implementation of initiatives that have potential Organization-wide impact and are top-of-mind for CEO. Worked on initiatives and across almost all support teams from running social ads for the marketing team to automating the proposal workflows for the resource-management team.
Partnerships and Marketing Intern, Uber (Jun 2016-Oct 2016)
Summer Analyst, Tech Mahindra (Jun 2016-Jul 2016)
Product Manager, iLabs Ventures Private Limited (May 2015-Jul 2015)
Anmol gets his dopamine hit by solving new challenges and problems or just making processes more efficient. He enjoys creating hacks and workarounds to create value propositions. Oh, and weirdly enough he likes to ride horses and has won the Junior National Polo Championship. He worked on a couple of startups in college and now really enjoys working in ambiguity on problems relevant to business.
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras, 2013 - 2017
Noodle.ai, Associate Data Engineer 2017-2018
Been interested in working on developing products since college such as designing a racecar and estimating when machines fail. As a Data Engineer, worked on different parts of the ML pipeline. After leaving job, worked on projects related to optimizing bus usage, tracking hospital inventory and smart street lights. Aspires to apply Machine Learning to solve impactful problems and aims to be an entrepreneur after TLF.
Dual Degree (B.Tech+M.Tech) Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science, IIT Bombay, 2010 - 2015
Product Head, Stocks Trading products - India Infoline Ltd. (IIFL) - 2017-2019
Product Manager - Doormint, Home services startup - 2016-2017
Regional Business development head - ZoRooms, hotel aggregator - 2015
Co-Founder VectorX, uber for trucks for intercity transport - 2015-2016
Product guy who loves to be part of new technological developments and building scalable and mass products. Active trader and fintech enthusiast. At TLF trying to get a deep understanding of AI/ML for solving real-world problems.
B.Tech., Electronics and Communication Engineering, Shiv Nadar University 2015 - 2019
Project Internship at Manjeera Digital Systems, IIIT Hyderabad:
Analysis on Compression Techniques to accelerate processes involved in Deep Learning Applications
Project in Biomedical Signal Processing:
Analysis of PCG Signals- Segmentation and Classification of Heart Sounds in MATLAB
Internship at Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad (Summer 2018):
Studied and Analysed the Automotive Electronics involved in a car and participated in the Hardware testing of modules.
Mahathi likes interacting with people and getting to know them better. She's interested in Psychology. During her engineering, she has taken up roles like a Student mentor, Student Coordinator and Class Representative. She now wants to pursue further studies in the intersection of Psychology and AI. Mahathi wants to do something in life that has a great social impact.
She also has been a member of the sports committee and has participated in the inter-college girls badminton and basketball tournaments. Apart from this, she runs short marathons and likes going for a run in her free time.
Brain and Cognition Lab - Research Assistant
School of AI - Dean of San Diego Chapter, and Editor for Medium Publication (Global)
Having begun coding almost 11 years, Ribhu was heading towards a career in software development from a very young age. Reaching the national finals of the Microsoft ImagineCup in 2014 was further validation. But college arrived, and in a bid to explore, stumbled upon the major of Cognitive Science and its subfield of machine learning which combined his passion for statistics as well as programming with the right sprinkling of neuroscience. Now, after having delved into the world of AI a little, he wants to dive a little deeper, and combine his newfound passion of human-centred design to create AI systems that work in collaboration with humans.
Fun n Enjoy, Founder/Developer - Was featured in local and regional print and television media. Managed to acquire around 15000 users for the social network which he developed.
Mandisoft, Founder/Developer - First product based on lean methodology and developed after experiencing and observing the pain points of the user group.
Titanic App, Co-founder/Developer - Did the startup out of unemployment but learnt a lot, from hiring to team management.
During 11th standard, he led a team of three which built the complete system and prototype of Range finder sensors based auto braking system to prevent accidents in foggy season from scratch.
B.tech in Computer Science and Engineering
redBus (4 months) - Senior Data Engineer
Implemented dynamic price allocation for intra-city cabs. Dynamic seat prioritization for price allocation of via-routes using graph theory.
Mindtree (4 Years) - Senior Engineer in Data Science and Engineering.
Building an AI-powered products for Fintech firm that provides unique high impact personalized and intelligent insights for investors and other asset owners.
Designed and build Lawful surveillance product using social network analysis and Machine learning.
Outstanding Performer of the year (Twice in a row)
Pillar Award. (Awarded to those that made significant contributions for the growth of the company)
Siri entered the world of computers to play games. And learned a lot about computers along the way. He loves movies. And have a philosophy of life lessons based on movie lines. His interest is in Reinforcement Learning and NLP. So Siri can build a world that can tell a story of its own to us. My short term(next 2 years) goal is to master Artificial Intelligence skills and to explore and understand different real world problems that AI can help solve. I am at TLF to maximize the probability of this happening.
BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, Amity University
Full Stack Developer, Lipishala (1st Employee)
Software Developer Intern, Neetable (1st Intern)
Balbir comes from a small village called Ojatoo (20km from Pilani) in Rajasthan. He studied in hindi medium till 10th standard. During middle school, he developed an interest in computers and decided to build a career in tech. He transitioned to English medium for high school, went on to do B.Tech in CSE, did projects in machine learning. Till this point he was focusing only on tech. During bachelors he did work with few startups residing inside Amity Incubator and couple of startups outside also, which made him aware of entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem. He realized that creating technology is one part of the puzzle other part is to take the technology (products) to real people.
M.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics
B.E. (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation
BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus (2013-2018)
Machine Learning Engineer, Google Applied AI, Quantiphi Analytics | Jul ‘18 - Jul ‘19
Data Engineering Intern, ReportGarden Technologies | Dec ‘17 - Jun ‘18
Data Analyst Intern, IMImobile | Jul ‘17 - Dec ‘17
Sunit is a data professional who loves to solve problems. In his two years of experience, he has dabbled across Data Engineering, Machine Learning (Data Sciences), and Data Analytics - trying to understand the end to end data process involved in any data based project. For him, data is simply a medium to solve problems of the past, present and future, and moving forward, he feels that everyone should be educated in the field of data. He has also been working with UpGrad Education to help teach Data Analytics to their students. He strongly believes in having an identity outside work environment, and has a varied range of hobbies in the form of games such as Chess, Table Tennis and Poker. He prefers keeping his weekends as distant from his work as possible, in order to pursue his love for travelling, reading, trekking, and staying updated with indie music scenes. He aspires to be a (Data) Product Manager in the near future - Minimalism, Gamification and User-centric designs, are few things that excite him in this space.
B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
Wipro Unlimited | Associate Consultant
Oracle financial SERVICES SOFTWARE | SOFTWARE DEVELOPER INTERN | 6 MONTHS INTERN
Gursehaj is an ambitious, amiable and intuitive individual with interests ranging from machine learning to philosophy. Having an inquisitive nature he has always been interested in understanding the intricacies behind the working of this complex world. Being the son of an Army officer Gursehaj has travelled to every corner of India, as a result, is highly adaptable to new places. Highly interested in histories of the war he likes to understand the perspective of the people behind it and ideologies they believed in. An avid fitness enthusiast he loves to dance, swim and wants to pioneer the art of bodybuilding. He was a member of the group dance crew of his college and has won various competitions in that field. He wants to use the concepts of machine learning and deep learning to bring a positive change in the fitness industry.
M.Tech in Computer Aided Structural Engineering
Junior Research Fellow at IIT Hyderabad (Jun 2019-July 2019)
Worked on Earthquake Early Warning Systems and presented the work at 4th International Conference of Earthquake Early Warning at Seoul.
Oracle (Dec 2016 - July 2017):
Worked as Product Technical Expert and provide support for Siebel CRM across the globe.
Tata Consultancy Services (Nov 2015 - Nov 2016):
Developed CRM applications in Telecom domain and rebuilt the product for different horizontals
Wipro Technologies (June 2012 - Oct 2015):
Developed PL/SQL procedures to transfer the data from different systems and developed applications using them in Marketing domain.
Priyanka likes to explore new dimensions of life. She believes that diversity is the key to creativity. After her graduation in civil engineering, she worked on different aspects of technology and developed many web applications using Siebel CRM and SQL. She then merged the technology and civil engineering during her masters where she worked on the prediction of the earthquake using machine learning.
She wants to contribute more towards the earthquake's cause and effects. She believes that using machine learning we could address many unresolved problems of Earth Science. She has, therefore, joined Plaksha University to learn machine learning at a more fundamental scale.
She is a part of Toastmasters International and wants to become a public speaker. She also founded a Toastmasters Club in IIIT Hyderabad where she led as a vice president of public relations. She likes to express her emotions via theatre. She likes to meet new people and listen to their stories as she believes that there is always something to learn from each one of us. She wants to define every moment of life in a different way.
BA Economics with a minor in Computer Science, Ashoka University.
I am extremely passionate about politics and policy making in India. Having worked with the BJP and the RSS for the past four years, I have developed coarse understanding about how things work on the ground. In Ashoka I focussed upon game theoretic policy designs and math. Over the past 10 months I have worked with a small team to develop a socio-economic index for India. I now aim to study China better in the next two years. I need guidance in following up on this aim.
I am also passionate about producing educational content in Indian languages and have made several YouTube videos in Marathi language, covering Probability and International relations.
I speak five languages: Marathi, Hindi, English, Spanish, Portuguese(a bit). I can read and write Bengali and Urdu.
I hope to enable myself with a toolkit which will help me learn new things faster and take sound decisions on a variety of subjects.
BTech. Computer Science & Engineering, GD Goenka University
Core Team Member, PyData Delhi
Research Consultant, WorldQuant LLC
Software Developer Intern, Siemens Ltd. Gurgaon
Research Intern, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Pranav is a Data Scientist with a vision to democratize education through technology. Pranav started his professional journey as a Research Intern at IIT-Guwahati, where he worked on developing a system to detect real-world events from text streams. He further interned as a Software Developer at Siemens Ltd., Gurgaon, where he developed production-grade applications for scientific calculations. Post graduation, Pranav joined WorldQuant LLC as a Research Consultant, where he worked on the systematic deployment of algorithmic trading strategies. Parallelly, he has spearheaded educational chapters in Delhi NCR, notably PyData Delhi, where he organized a tech conference, with an attendance of 400+ data science enthusiasts. Pranav’s experience in tech and education has driven him to EdTech, where he aims to develop resources to help meet the intellectual needs of students across the country.