Recruited as First Data scientist at Sulekha. While the role was a bit experimental in nature, I was responsible for building the in-house chatbot, increasing search relevance ranking of the products/services offered on the websites across India/US/UK, and building an indigenous recommendation engine for suggesting similar/complimentary products to global users. The projects were undertaken in tandem with the core tech development team at Sulekha leveraging their knowledge of OO programming, thereby picking up formal software development skills (mostly in C# .NET framework) I gained significant domain experience in NLP/NLU, Predictive Modelling, Search Relevance Ranking, Recommender Systems and held end-to-end ownership for all these projects which included liaising with senior business stakeholders along with cross-collaborations within different divisions of the firm. Relevant Technologies: .NET Framework, C#, Visual Studio, R, Python, SQL Server, Apache Solr.
2015 - 2017