## Introduction

Hey there! I am Mandar Deshpande from Nagpur, India. A Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology graduate in Electrical And Electronics Engineering, my research interests lie in machine learning with a focus on deep learning for vision tasks.

Currently working as a Machine Learning Engineer at Citi to solve NLP and CV use cases.

## Past work/Research

Mostly worked on my projects using Java and MATLAB(+Simulink), and have been working on machine learning since the 3rd year of college.

• Worked with SCILAB as a part of Google Summer of Code 2017, for developing a ml toolbox.Project page

• Developed a deep understanding of PyTorch by implementing models from scratch. Got selected as an International Fellow for fast.ai’s Cutting Edge Deep Learning for Coder Part 2 v2

• Researched PixelCNN based pixel wise image completion models in collboration with IVPL Lab, Northwestern University. Utilized Tensorflow and keras to develop residual networks.

• Google Summer of Code 2018 -

• Scilab Mentor: Mentoring student for the development of machine learnign toolbox in Scilab, to extend my last year’s jupyter integration for remote script execution
• Gensim Mentor: Co-mentor for the Neural networks for Similarity Learning in Gensim toolkit(under Numfocus)

## Learning moto

Only persistence fuels my learning engines and the dream to become a ml engineer one day!

### Contact me

All your suggestion and help will be useful, so don’t hold back! :D