• Who I Am

    Dreamer | Inventor | Innovator | Computer Scientist | Artificial Intelligence Practitioner | Volunteer | ChangeMaker | Entrepreneur | Open Source Contributor

     

    Passionate about turning complex things to not just 'easy',

    but affordable & adorable solutions that can make life easier & memorable

  • What I Do

    IDEATE

    I like taking products from 'idea to reality' to users and beyond.

    DESIGN / UX

    I like 'designing' to give my product users a great experience.

    CODE

    I like 'coding' to build innovative mobile, web and IoT applications.

    RESEARCH

    I like 'researching' to get updated on the latest tools & technologies.

  • Experience

    LateraLogics Innovations LLP

    Founder & President, 2015 - Present

    LateraLogics is a technology company I started with a vision to come up with innovative solutions that will help make our world a better place!

     

    We are a growing team of passionate individuals on a mission to change the way people live, learn, work and play by offering them technology solutions that are most innovative and affordable.

     

    Our specialties include:

    ​- ​​​Off-the-shelf Technology Solutions
    ​- Custom Technology Solutions Development
    - Training

    - Consultancy

    Infom Atomicka (Tech) Pvt Ltd.

    Director - Advisory Board, May 2016 - January 2017

    Director in the advisory board of the company for designs of new products & re-design of existing products

    LinkedIn

    Campus Editor, 2018 - Present

    LinkedIn Campus Editor responsible for creating content on the LinkedIn platform, working with LinkedIn Editors to set goals and pitch article ideas, identifying great contributors on campus, and encouraging them to publish articles, updates and videos, connecting with professors and administrators at my campus to create awareness about student publishing on LinkedIn

    YourStory

    Campus Ambassador, September 2018 - Present

    Campus Ambassador of YourStory responsible for leading campaigns and projects on entrepreneurship and startups at my university, and playing a large role in inspiring others and forming connections with YourStory

    Ashoka India

    Youth Venturer, 2016 - Present

    Youth Venturer of Ashoka India working towards an 'Everyone a Changemaker' world where anyone can access their power to contribute to the good of all by helping propel creative solutions to the world’s most difficult challenges

    Google Developer Student Club (DSC), LPU

    Core Team Member, September 2018 - Present

    Core Team Member at Google Developer Student Club (LPU) - a Google Developers program for university students, designed to help them build their mobile and web development skills and knowledge. It is intended to be a space for students to learn and collaborate as they solve mobile and web development problems.

    GDG Jalandhar

    Google Developers Group (GDG), Jalandhar

    Core Team Member, September 2018 - April 2019

    Core Team Member of Google Developer Group (GDG), Jalandhar, - a platform for developers to concentrate the efforts of many developers in and around Punjab who are interested in Google's developer technology; everything from the Android, Chrome, Drive, and Google Cloud platforms, to product APIs like the Cast API, Maps API, and YouTube API.

    United Nations Volunteers India

    Online Volunteer, 2017

    Online Volunteer of United Nations Volunteers India advocating for volunteerism and civic engagement in peace and development

    Technovation

    Adviser, 2015

    Adviser for the mentor team in the ‘Technovation Global Program’ (Minnesota)

    Technovation

    Mentor, 2014

    Mentor for the Dharavi Girl's team (from Mumbai) on their app development project for the 'Technovation Challenge 2014' contest

    LateraLogics Foundation

    Founder Member, 2015 - Present

    LateraLogics Foundation is a platform to inspire youth coders to become ChangeMakers committed to solving social challenges of this Imagination Age.

  • Portfolio

    LOCATERA

    Track / Manage your school transport using just a mobile app!

    Locatera is an award-winning transport management mobile app solution custom-made for schools.

    ConnectKerala

    Connect flood victims with the relief workers!

    ConnectKerala is a Machine Learning (ML) powered platform aimed at connecting the victims and the relief workers involved in re-building the flood-hit state of Kerala with the required information from the ‘flood of tweets’ in the easiest manner.

    SMARTStreet

    Manage your streets in a 'smarter way'!

    SMARTStreet is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Street 'CCTV Garbage Detection & Alert System' that can help you manage street garbage collection in a 'smarter way' without any manual intervention.

    ALICE Safety Bot  

    Learn about Internet Safety in the most interesting way!

    ALICE is an award-winning Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Virtual Assistant (Chatbot) designed to help you learn the techniques to be safe online in the most natural way – by chatting (voice or text).

    VISIBILITycs

    Transform the way you engage with your clients/prospects on social media!

    VISIBILITycs is a blockchain powered brand-ambassadors-driven social media marketing platform for today's businesses.

     

    This Ethereum powered decentralised platform helps brands to connect with promoters and gain natural traffic to their websites at a 'flexible' cost.

    JARVIS

    Control your home devices from any part of the world in a smarter way!

    J.A.R.V.I.S is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Home Assistant (bot) that can help you enjoy a 'smarter home' just by interacting with it in the most natural way.

     

    Qoogle

    Master your 'googling' skills in the most interesting way!

    Qoogle is an award-winning quiz app that helps you practice and master your 'googling' skills.

    CodeInventor Kits

    Build new mobile apps from existing codes!

    CodeInventor Kits are free do-it-yourself project packs for MIT App Inventor enthusiasts to learn, practice and master programming in the most interesting ways.

    Work Apps

    Re-imagine your workplaces!

    WorkApps are innovative performance support solutions designed for today's workplaces that help optimize & enhance the effectiveness of work.

    Hype

    Chat by just 'scribbling' your messages!

    Hype is an innovative chat app that helps you chat live with your friends just by 'scribbling' your messages on the screen in any language of your choice!

    iRobot

    Control your LEGO MINDSTORMS robots in new ways!

    iRobot is an innovative smartphone app that helps you control your LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robots in the most intuitive ways - by tapping, speaking, or messaging (SMS)!

    iVolunteer

    Easily re-build your city by connecting volunteers!

    iVolunteer is an app-based platform that was built to connect volunteers who wish to help rebuild the flood-hit Chennai city with aid-seekers and other agencies.

    iSafeGuard

    Stay connected & safe, always!

    iSafeGuard is a community-based woman & teen safety mobile app designed to help while travelling.

    Scribbly

    Just 'scribble' to express your feelings!

    Scribbly is an intuitive app that lets you scribble your feelings and express yourself in the most natural way to the world through your mail, messenger, or social media network.

    Ez School Bus Locator

    Track your school bus using just your mobile phone!

    Ez School Bus Locator is the world's first (free) school bus tracking mobile phone app solution! Just download the source code to build a custom version for your school!

  • Publications

    How I got started with Machine Learning & AI

    Medium

    This is a post on my self-learning journey with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) aimed at.helping others who want to get started with these technologies from absolute zero.

    Solving with AI - Colorectal Histology Tissue Classification

    Medium

    With this post on how to build a deep-learning model to classify tissue from histological data with Keras, I'm kicking off a new series - "Solving with AI".

    AI for All

    IEEE

    My article 'AI for All' published in the Apr-Jun 2019 issue of the IEEE India Council Newsletter! - http://ieeecs-madras.managedbiz.com/icnl/19q2/p112-p114.pdf

     

    Read the complete newsletter here: http://ieeecs-madras.managedbiz.com/icnl/19q2/index.html

  • TALKS - WORKSHOPS

    Microsoft Technical Community, LPU

    9 Feb 2019

    Conducted a free interactive training on Machine Learning for the members of the Microsoft Technical Community - LPU (MSTC - LPU) on 9 Feb 2019 at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara.

     

    The training included topics such as how ML is involved in our day-to-day lives, the math behind ML and how can one start exploring the beautiful and challenging world of ML.

    Google Developer Group, Jalandhar

    2 Feb 2019

    Delivered the keynote at the 'Actions on Google' event organized by Google Developer Group [GDG-Jalandhar] - on 2 Feb 2019 at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab

    British Council India

    13 July 2018

    Delivered a talk on 'My Entrepreneurial Journey' at the British Council India Chennai campus to a vibrant audience on 13th July 2018 as part of its celebration of the 'World Youth Skills Day'. This is the first episode of the first edition in the series of talks that the British Council is organizing under the banner 'Inspired by India'.

    Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai

    20 September 2016

    As the Guest Speaker for ‘Sharpen The Saw’, the internal team event of Cognizant, Chennai, on Sep 20, 2016, shared experiences from my technology self-learning journey so far with the Cognizant Talent Management teams

    Velammal Vidhyashram, Surapet

    6 Dec 2014

    As the Special Guest, delivered a speech to declare open Hi-Stride - Velammal's Kids Sports Day Meet - on 6 Dec 2014 at Velammal Campus, Surapet

  • Awards & Recognitions

    The most honorable awards & recognitions I've received so far

    Redwood Award for Innovation | 2019

    Recipient of the Learnnovators' RedwoodAward (for innovation) from the Founders, Ravi Pratap Singh & Srividya Kumar!

    Google Web Rangers Award | 2018

    Winner of the ‘Google Web Rangers Award 2018’ for my Artificial Intelligence powered Internet Safety Learning Assistant / Chatbot ‘ALICE Safety Bot

    Young Innovators Award | 2016-17

    Recipient of the V.A. SHIVA Innovation Corps 'Young Innovators Award for 2016-17' from Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., the Inventor of Email

    Ashoka Youth Venturer | 2016

    Recognized by Ashoka as a Youth Venturer after a selection process by Ashoka jury members in August 2016 as "a honour for my passion & commitment to create social change at a young age"

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | 2016

    Winner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s 'Most Innovative App of the Month November 2016)' for my Google quiz app 'Qoogle'

    Social Media for Empowerment Awards | 2016

    Finalist in the ‘Social Media for Empowerment Awards’ conducted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation in February 2016 for my mobile phone app ‘iVolunteer for Chennai

    Google India Code to Learn Contest | 2015

    Winner in the ‘Google Code to Learn Contest 2015’ for my school fleet management mobile app solution ‘Locatera’. I was felicitated by Google India and the Ministry for Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India, for winning the contest; I received the award from Ms. Smriti Irani, the union minister for Human Resources Development, at Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi, on 11 May 2016. Also present in the event was Mr. Ashwani Sharma, Head - University Relations, Google India and Mr. Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | 2015

    Winner of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s 'App of the Month (Best Design 2015 October)' for my school fleet management mobile app solution ‘Locatera

    Velammal Vidhyashram | 2015

    Recipient of the ‘Certificate of Honour’ from the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Velammal Vidhyashram for the academic year 2015-16 in recognition of my achievements in the field of computer technology

    Guruvayur Municipality | 2015

    Felicitated by Guruvayur Municipality in 2015 for my achievements in the field of computer technology

    Computer Society of India (CSI), Chennai & IEEE Computer Society, Madras | 2015

    Felicitated by the Computer Society of India (CSI), Chennai, and IEEE Computer Society, Madras, in 2015 for my achievements in the field of computer technology with a 'Certificate of Appreciation'

    National Child Award for Exceptional Achievements | 2014

    Winner of the ‘National Child Award for Exceptional Achievements 2014 (for Computer Technology)’ instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. I received the award from our honourable President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 14th November, 2014.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | 2014

    Winner (First Prize) of the ‘App Inventor Bug Finding Contest’ conducted worldwide by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the United States of America in January 2014

    Google India Code to Learn Contest | 2014

    Finalist in the ‘Google Code to Learn Contest’ held in November 2014 for my women safety mobile phone app ‘iSafeGuard

    Velammal Vidhyashram | 2014

    Recipient of the ‘Young Achiever Award’ from Mr. MVM Velmurugan (CEO of the Velammal group of schools) in May 2014

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | 2013

    Winner (First Prize) of the ‘App Inventor App Contest (K-8 category)’ conducted worldwide by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in January 2013 for my mobile phone app ‘Ez School Bus Locator

    Global Discovery Academy | 2013

    Finalist in the ‘Global Discovery Academy Design App Contest’ held in October 2013 for my mobile phone app ‘Ez School Bus Locator

    mBillionth Award South Asia | 2013

    Finalist in the ‘mBillionth Award South Asia’ conducted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in July 2013 for my mobile phone app ‘Ez School Bus Locator

    Shruthi Memorial Award | 2013

    Recipient of the 'Shruthi Memorial Award' for my 'Ez School Bus Locator' mobile phone app (in remembrance of Shruthi who lost her life in an accident in her school bus in 2012) from Akhila Malayalee Mahila Association (AMMA)

    Pioneer Inter-School Science Competition | 2013

    Second place winner in PIONEER – the inter-school science exhibition conducted by LEMONIVY - the Velammal Entrepreneurship Cell of the Velammal Engineering College, for my 'Ez School Bus Locator' mobile phone app solution

  • SKILLS

    Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Experience working on Machine Learning & Deep Learning technologies using software libraries such as Tensorflow, Keras, Numpy, Pandas, SciKit Learn & Matplotlib

    Front End Development

    Experience working with front end technology using tools such as HTML, CSS, Vanilla JS with UI Frameworks like BootStrap

    Back End Development

    Experience working with back end technology using tools such as C, C++, Java, PHP, Python, Node.js & Flask

    Hardware Prototyping

    Experience working with hardware prototyping tools/platforms such as Arduino & Raspberry Pi

    Cloud Computing

    Experience working with the Google Cloud Platform using components such as App Engine, Cloud ML Engine, DataFlow, Composer & BigQuery

  • Research Interests

    Ensemble Learning (EL)

    Leveraging the power of Ensemble Learning to improve the performance of Machine Learning (ML) models

    Natural Language Processing (NLP)

    Optimising NLP models with pre-training with tools such as Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers (BERT)

    Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

    Exploring the intricacies of Artificial General Intelligence systems and its design specifications that could help power up “thinking machines”

  • Hackathons / Competitions

    Smart India Hackathon 2019

    2nd and 3rd Mar 2019 - Held at  B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli, Karnataka

    Out of 1 Lakh+ technical students, 3000+ technical institutions, 200+ organizations from across India, our team made the way to the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon, which was held on 2nd and 3rd March 2019. It was great working on our Artificial Intelligence powered person tracking system for (HCL Technologies) that acquires images from CCTV cameras (in stream or in batch), and track individuals appearing in the frame using several advanced Deep Learning Models.

     

    Check the results here: https://bit.ly/2BAGG6d

    Microsoft Hackathon 'MS Hacks 2.0'

    1 to 2 Sep 2018 - Held at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar

    Participated in the 36 hours long Microsoft Hackathon building ConnectKerala - my Machine Learning (ML) powered platform aimed at connecting the victims and the relief workers involved in re-building the flood-hit state of Kerala with the required information from the ‘flood of tweets’ in the easiest manner

     

    The source code is available on my Github page for others to re-purpose and re-use: https://github.com/ArjunInventor

    SRM Hackathon

    12 to 13 Oct 2018 - Held at SRM University, Kattankulathur

    Participated in the 36 hours long SRM Hackathon building VISIBILITYcs - my blockchain powered brand-ambassadors-driven social media marketing platform for startups

     

    The source code will be available soon on my Github page for others to re-purpose and re-use: https://github.com/ArjunInventor

    PIONEER Inter-school Science Exhibition

    1 Mar 2013 - Held at Velammal Engineering College, Surapet

    Won the second place in PIONEER – the inter-school science exhibition conducted by LEMONIVY - the Velammal Entrepreneurship Cell of the Velammal Engineering College, for my 'Ez School Bus Locator' mobile phone app solution

     

    The source code of the app is available on the MIT AppInventor Gallery for others to re-purpose and re-use: http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/stories/k-8-division-international-app-winner.html

    Udacity Facebook Scholar Secure and Private AI Scholarship Challenge

    1 June 2019

  • Education

    Lovely Professional University

    'B. Tech Computer Science & Engineering (Honors)', 2018 to 2022

    - Pursuing B. Tech (Honors)in Computer Science & Engineering at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar in Punjab

    Velammal Vidhyashram

    Grades 7 to 12, 2013 to 2018

    - Completed Grades - 7 to 12 (CBSE Stream) at Velammal Vidhyashram, Surapet in Chennai

    Bhakthavatsalam Vidyashram

    Grades KG to 6, 2005 to 2013

    - Completed Grades - KG to 6 (CBSE Stream) at Bhaktavatsalam Vidyashram, Korattur in Chennai

  • Learning

    Coursera

    'Neural Networks & Deep Learning' Course, 2017 August

    - Completed the course on 'Neural Networks & Deep Learning' (From deeplearning.ai)

    Coursera

    'Convolutional Neural Networks' Course, 2017 November

    - Completed the course on 'Convolutional Neural Networks' (From deeplearning.ai)

    Coursera

    'How Google Does Machine Learning' Course, 2018 June

    - Completed 'How Google Does Machine Learning' - one of the five courses in the "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform" series - an insightful course that explains what it truly means to be 'AI First' - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/ZG4GZX772NQK

    Coursera

    'Launching into Machine Learning' Course, 2018 June

    - Completed 'Launching into Machine Learning' - one of the five courses in the "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform" series - a course that provides in-depth knowledge on how different machine learning models work, and also some common pitfalls to look out for - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/AQ9HYWP9ND92

    Coursera

    'Intro to TensorFlow' Course, 2018 June

    - Completed 'Intro to TensorFlow' - one of the five courses in the "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform" series - a course that explains how to build your own TensorFlow model and deploy it on Google Cloud to automatically scale to millions - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/verify/M3Z8X9CFJMUN

    Coursera

    'Feature Engineering' Course, 2018 July

    - Completed 'Feature Engineering' - one of the five courses in the "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform" series - a course that explains the techniques to improve the accuracy of your machine learning models - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/4SJAPPNNWJ59

    Coursera

    'Art and Science of Machine Learning' Course, 2018 July

    - Completed 'Art and Science of Machine Learning' - the final course in the "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform" five-course series that equips you with the essential skills to fine tune and optimize your ML models for the best performance - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/UKVHFN732MUH

    Coursera

    'Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform' Course, 2018 July

    - Completed 'Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform' a five-course online specialization that teaches course participants how to write distributed machine learning models that scale in Tensorflow, scale out the training of those models, and offer high performance predictions - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/UKVHFN732MUH

    Coursera

    'End-to-End Machine Learning with TensorFlow on GCP' Course, 2018 December

    - Completed 'End-to-End Machine Learning with TensorFlow on GCP' - a course that is part of 'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform 5 Course Specialization' - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/verify/2C3XADRH6KMU

    Coursera

    'Production Machine Learning Systems' Course, 2018 December

    - Completed 'Production Machine Learning Systems' - a course that is part of 'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform 5 Course Specialization' - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/verify/7RC2GUL9HL3J

    Coursera

    'Image Understanding with TensorFlow on GCP' Course, 2019 January

    - Completed 'Image Understanding with TensorFlow on GCP' - a course that is part of 'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform 5 Course Specialization' - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/LXAUJ5GYCGPK

    Coursera

    'Sequence Models for Time Series and Natural Language Processing' Course, 2019 January

    - Completed 'Sequence Models for Time Series and Natural Language Processing' - a course that is part of 'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform 5 Course Specialization' - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/UHA54SL2WUPF

    Coursera

    'Recommendation Systems with TensorFlow on GCP' Course, 2019 January

    - Completed 'Recommendation Systems with TensorFlow on GCP' - a course that is part of 'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform 5 Course Specialization' - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/certificate/CMX6JQ33VCH6

    Coursera

    'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform' Course, 2019 January

    - Completed 'Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform' - a five-course online specialization that really equips one with the essential skills to optimize, deploy, and scale production ML models of various types in hands-on labs - https://www.coursera.org/account/accomplishments/specialization/certificate/X3AYSESWG97P​

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    The most recent articles and posts that feature my startup, products and other achievements

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