Background: B.Eng. Computer Science, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), University of Pune, Pune, India, 2016; Software engineer, Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd.

Why data science? My final year project as an undergraduate involved object detection using OpenCV, where I was introduced to machine learning. I also took Andrew Ng's Machine Learning course on Coursera, which gave me a deeper understanding of various machine learning algorithms.

At Cybage, I did in-depth, data-related work. It was during this time that I started taking courses on Datacamp and realized there was so much more to learn in data science. It was then that I decided to pursue a rigorous graduate degree in the field itself.

Research and career interests: Statistical modeling and data visualization.

Dream job: Work as a data scientist to solve complex business problems using available data with the help of statistical modeling.