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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (GPA: 3.6 /4.0 )

Master of Science in Operations Research

New York, NY Sep’ 15 – Dec ‘16

Graduate Teaching Assistant , Data Analytics in Python, Fall 2016

Relevant Coursework: Data Analytics , Strategy Consulting , Probability&Statistics , Optimization, Statistical Machine Learning, Data Science Capstone , Capital Markets , Stochastic Models , Analysis of Algorithms, Deep Learning

N SIT, DELHI UNIVERSITY ( GPA: 3 .7 /4.0 )

Delhi, India Aug’ 11 – May’ 15

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Awarded merit scholarship for academic excellence , 2012 and 2013

 

Relevant Coursework: Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Databases

 

T E C H N I C A L S K I L L S

Programming Languages : Python , R, SQL , C, C++

Theoretical Knowledge : Statistical Tests, Machine Learning, Data Mining , Neural Networks

 

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R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E

Synergic Partners: Data Analytics Intern

New York, NY Feb’16 – May’16

Analyzed Call Detail R ecord ( CDR ) and cell towers data with over 1 million records , using SQL and R

Performed feature engineering to characterize users based on calls and mobility patterns

 

Identified and v isualized various geo - related patterns using SQL, in integration with the GIS tool CartoDB

Microsoft SMSG: Summer Intern

Bangalore, India June’ 14 – July’14

Mapped services and monetization model for Cloud Computing products of Microsoft and Amazon

Interacted with Microsoft’s clients in India to understand their Cloud adoption status and corresponding short term plans

Developed Microsoft cloud adoption report to create product roadmap for optimizing user experience

D A T A A N A L Y T I C S P R O J E C T S

Spoken Language Understanding using Long Short - Term Memory (LSTM) neural networks

Columbia University

Implemented the Microsoft research paper on spok en language understanding using LSTM on ATIS dataset Nov ’ 16 – Dec’ 16

Reproduced results for shallow and deep LSTM, output regression on LSTM via moving average, LSTM gate simplification

Added attention mechanism to the model , resulting in slight improvement in test accuracy

Song hit prediction

Columbia University

Employed web scraping to extract Billboards yearly top 100, all time hits, all time worst songs

Mar ’ 16 – Apr ’ 16

Generated acoustic features using Echonest API, and lyrics features using TF - IDF & semantic analysis

Implemented and tested in Python, the Machine Learning algorithms S VM and Logistic Regression, to predict song success

Unexpectedness in recommender s ystem s

Delhi University

Generat ed recommendations that are surprising yet useful using collab orative filtering

Jan ’ 15 – May’ 15

Improved level of unexpectedness by incorporating items’ attributes

Implemented and tested algorithm using Python, on MovieLens dataset

Regular pattern mining in dynamic weighted - directed networks (published in IEEE )

Delhi University

Enabled in - depth analysis of data by incorporating weight and direction aspects in regular pattern mining

Aug’ 13 – Dec’ 14

Clustered users having same repetition rule over time, indicative of similar behavior

Implemented the algorithm using R, on the real world dataset of Enron email s containing approx. 500,000 emails

L E A D E R S H I P

Columbia G raduate Society of Women Engineers : Treasurer

New York , NY

Planned and maintained budget throughout the academic year

Jan’ 16 – Dec’ 16

Developed and maintained communications with the Engineering Graduate Student Council for funding purposes

Rotaract Club of NSIT R egency : Secretary

Co ordinated with core team members to strategize and discuss the ongo ing and future activities of club

Organized the annual club activities and maintained partnerships with club associated NGOs

D elhi, I ndia Aug ’14 – May ‘15