Work Experience

Google, Software Engineer (July 2015 onwards)

Hotels Search, Mountain View CA
Working as a Software Engineer in Hotels Search team. I work on Hotels Reviews

Video Ads creation, San Bruno CA
Built YouTube Director Mix.
Read more: TechCrunch, BusinessInsider

Gmail and Inbox team, Hyderabad
Built performance monitoring tools for Inbox by Gmail Android, now used by multiple Android teams at Google.

NICTA Canberra Research Laboratory, Australia (May 2014 – Jul 2014)
Fine grained analysis of Friend Sensor
Intern, Machine Learning Research Group
At NICTA Canberra Research Laboratory, I worked under the guidance of Dr. Scott Sanner on developing a Fine-grained extension to the friend sensor model, a model based on friendship paradox for pre-emptive trend detection. We identified central users by modelling network structure from interactions of 20 million Twitter users from 2 billion Tweets using Apache Lucene.

SONY Corporation, Tokyo, Japan (May 2013 – Jul 2013)
Sentiment Analysis for Camera Brand Equity
Intern, Big Data Section, Cloud PF DevOps Division
At SONY Corporation, I examined brand equity through sentiment analysis of Tweets and Reviews and developed a framework to visualize branding factors in D3.js.

University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA (May 2012 – Jul 2012)
Study of Gene expression
Intern, Ansari Lab, Dept. of Biochemistry
As a Khorana Scholar at UW Madison, I worked on predicting the effect of transcription factors on gene expression by implementing Hidden Markov model and determined pivotal sequences at SSU72 gene enrichment sites.

Teknovates (Sep 2011 – Oct 2014)
Web Development
Co-founder, www.teknovates.com
I co-founded Teknovates, a firm that provided web based tools, websites and SEO services for education and healthcare industry.

Open Source work during college

Machine Learning

  • Emotion Classification: Feature selection framework using Hilbert-Schmidt independence and backward elimination for EEG.
  • Smart Chat: Real-time personalized recommender for instant messaging.
  • Basis Expansion: Non-linear feature generation library using basis expansion methods like Recht and Rahimi’s Random Fourier Features.
  • OCR Recognition: Undirected Graphical Models for optical character word recognition.

Other

  • LMGTFY Chrome Extension: LMGTFY is for all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves.
  • Facebook Birthday Response: Python script to automatically thank users and like their birthday wishes on timeline.
  • Commerce CCAvenue: Drupal module for integrating with the CCAvenue payment gateway.

Android

  • Drinkify: Android application to find drinks similar to the one entered by the user and locate bars in India.
  • PaletteArt: Image editing application for Android to turn images into amazing landscapes in 3 clicks.

Competitions

  • International Student CanSat Competition: Developed communication and Ground Control Station software for atmospheric re-entry vehicle competition securing International Rank 3 out of 40 teams in the CanSat 2012 competition at Abilene, TX, USA.
  • Doctor Diabetes: Implemented a novel image-processing algorithm into a mobile-health tool for maintaining diet logs qualifying as national semifinalists in the Healthcare Innovation World Cup 2013 organized by HIT Lab New York.
  • Sanjeevani: Developed Web application that connects blood donors, blood banks, hospitals and administration for the Australia 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup.
  • Microsoft App-a-thon: Winner for developing the highest number of apps at the Windows Phone Appathon organized by Microsoft India Development Center.
  • Water Manager: Prototyped building complex with efficient water reuse and a program for real-time usage monitoring. Among the National top 10 and selected for the finals for the GE Edison Challenge.
  • Self-Charging Gadgets: Proposed piezoelectric charger for mobile phones. Among the National top 10 in the IBM Technical Web Contest 2011.
  • Mail Scheduler: Developed an application that enables users to schedule emails winning the Honorable mention award at Yahoo India HackU 2011.