Akash Tandon

Data Science & Machine Learning Practitioner
India

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About Me

A wanderer more than anything else, I am driven by a constant need to explore the world.

I am most interested in the domains covered by the umbrella term, Data Science.
My interest in this field stems from my long-term aim of understanding the nature of intelligence and contribute towards development of General AI.
Also, I believe there's a lot of potential for creation of impactful products/software employing data science techniques; particularly in the domains of education, healthcare and finance. I am always on the lookout for opportunities to contribute to such projects.


I have been a FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) enthusiast for some time now. I participated twice in Google Summer of Code (2015, 2016) with the org, R Project for Statistical Computing. The GSoC project, Rperform, is hosted on my Github account along with my other open-source work.
I participate in data science competitions. My notable results can be found on the accomplishments page.


Before being enamored by technology, I used to spend a great deal of my time writing.
In fact, my first job was as a member of the Inshorts content editorial team during their early days. I also served as member of my college newsletter's editorial team for 3 years.
Although not as frequently anymore, I still dabble. My writings, including blogs and Quora content, can be found here.



Work and Play

Experience

Software Developer
Google Summer of Code - May 2016 . Aug 2016

R, Shell scripting, Git, Github, Travis-CI, Data visualization,
Software testing, Performance analysis.

Data Science Intern
Gyandhan - Jul 2016 . Aug 2016

R, Python, MS Excel, Data modelling, Web scraping.

Software Developer
Google Summer of Code - May 2015 . Aug 2015

R, Shell scripting, Git, Github, Travis-CI, Data visualization,
Software testing, Performance analysis.

Education

MACHINE LEARNING NANODEGREE
Udacity - Jul 2016 . Current

BACHELORS DEGREE
National Institute of Technology - 2012 . 2016

Skills

*The numbers represent relative proficiency, not absolute expertise.

Data Analysis

Practical Machine Learning

Software Development

Statistical Computing

Creative Writing

Open Source

Data visualization

Web Development


Contact Me

You can reach me through mail or social media.