I’m a Data Scientist with expertise in Natural Language processing, Machine Learning, Text Mining and Search. Over the last decade, I have led, developed and scaled AI projects for companies like Microsoft3M Health and eBay as well as various startups and mid-sized organizations.

My expertise is zeroing in on business goals and coming up with robust solutions to hard data problems that stand the test of time. My work over the years has involved:

  • Designing and developing text mining engines
  • Designing and developing high-accuracy text classifiers
  • Text analytics to enable data-driven decision making
  • Topic modeling and extraction
  • Document clustering
  • Sentiment analysis for CX improvement
  • Designing and developing customized recommendation systems
  • Search engine development and improvement
  • Text summarization systems
  • Clinical/Healthcare NLP

Through my blog, I also teach engineers, leaders, entrepreneurs and data scientists on how to build and scale NLP and Machine Learning applications for the real world.

I received my Ph.D. in computer science with a focus on Text Mining, Machine Learning and Search from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. My thesis was on developing an opinion-driven decision support system encompassing different research topics in sentiment analysis. I’ve authored over ten first author papers at top tier data mining and NLP publications such as WWW, COLING, NAACL, IEEE Big Data and Information Retrieval Journal. I’m also an inventor on several A.I. patents.

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