I bumped into an elderly co-passenger in train the other day who was struggling to manage his contacts on phone. Sensing that I am a technology guy (due to my laptop, I guess) he asked me for help. Now for any of us who have grown in the word of technology, this is certainly not the most difficult problem to solve. Sure enough, I helped him out and was satisfied to see a smile on his face.
One of the better introductions to Machine Learning I have come across till now. It is at a very high level, I must admit, but the non-mathematical intuition behind the most basic and fundamental algorithms of Machine Learning has been very nicely covered with appropriate examples. Good job, Luis Serrano. Do check out!
Gave a talk today in the Machine Learning reading group of CSE@IITB. What could have been a better choice than something hot off the press from CVPR 2016? YOLO’s claim to fame is that it is the most accurate real-time object detector and is also the fastest object detector in literature today. Here is the presentation I made. Enjoy!
Need to give a talk or conduct a lecture? Wondering what is one of the more effective ways of explaining a concept to somebody who has absolutely no idea of what it is about? Try A.D.E.P.T. This idea from Kalid Azad of betterexplained.com seems quite interesting.
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I am currently in Hyderabad attending a 6-day summer school on deep learning for computer vision organized by Center for Visual Information Technology, IIIT Hyderabad. Couldn’t have asked for a better start to my PhD - with renowned speakers presenting the state-of-the-art in this space and with lots of hand on lab sessions. If you are interested in deep learning in general and in deep learning for computer vision in particular, do checkout this wonderful compilation of available resources.
I am currently working as a Research Scholar in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. As a researcher my areas of interest include Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Data Analytics. Earlier in life I received my BTech degree in CSE (and the Institute Silver Medal for being the topper) from IIT Kharagpur in 2004. From 2004 to 2010 I worked as a senior developer with Oracle India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore and from 2010 to 2012 in a niche R&D group of BMC Software, Pune.
My passion for teaching, research and for shaping the future of the youth brought me back to the academia in 2012. From 2012 to April 2016 I worked as a Faculty in the Department of Computer Engineering at Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, an autonomous institute affiliated to the University of Pune. While teaching there I also completed my MTech (CSE) in 2014.
I like to travel to various corporates and colleges to deliver technical workshops in the areas of his interest. Besides my profession, I am actively involved in social welfare activities. I am serving as the chairman of the Vedic Oasis for Inspiration, Culture and Education (VOICE), a voluntary youth forum with a motto of “Rekindling Wisdom, Reviving Love”. In particular, I volunteer my time for spreading the timeless scientific wisdom present in the ancient texts like the Bhagavad Gita, the Quran, the Bible and in other such ancient and contemporary classics, making them relevant to the modern life. i myself have been a student and a practitioner of Bhagavad Gita for over 15 years now. By God’s grace I have been appreciated for my motivational talks on personality development, lifestyle management and leadership. Over the years I have been invited to deliver several such seminars to employees in various corporates and students in various premiere institutes of the country.
You are welcome to take a look at my journey so far here.
PhD in Machine Learning for Computer Vision (pursuing),
BTech, Computer Science and Engineering, 2004
Project Engineer, 2016
Assistant Professor, 2012
Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune
Staff Specialist Product Developer, 2010
BMC Software, Pune
(Senior) Member Technical Staff, 2004
Oracle India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore