About Me

I work on diffusion models at Hugging Face. My day-to-day includes contributing features to 🧨 diffusers, maintaining it, training and babysitting diffusion models, documenting them, and sometimes mudding up the social media with emojis (kidding 😂). I am fortunate to have worked in different areas of machine learning (such as training and deploying BERT-size language models1, scalable MLOps architectures2, etc.). For more details on my work experience, check out my LinkedIn profile.

I run into ideas from time to time that need further looking around, experimentation, etc., which I like to refer to as “applied research”. You can get an idea of what I mean by that from this page. I enjoy implementing research ideas, sometimes incorporating them into practical applications, and communicating my implementation details through articles. I advocate for highly readable and self-contained code. I primarily use Python for programming.

I have a flair for open-source initiatives. In particular, I have contributed to Keras, KerasCV, 🤗 Transformers, TensorFlow Hub, Keras Examples, TensorFlow Addons, and Neural Structured Learning. Thanks to my job, I get to do open-source full-time now! Off the work, I like writing technical articles, working on applied ML ideas, and giving talks at developer conferences.

For my community contributions and innovative projects, the Intel Software Innovator Program recognized me as one of their top innovators in 2019. For my open-source contributions, I received the Google Open Source Peer Bonus Award in 2020, 2021, and 2022, and TensorFlow Top Contributor Award in 2021. A detailed account of the awards and recognitions is available here.

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Timeline

Position Company Duration
ML Engineer Hugging Face 🤗 July 2023 - Present
Developer Advocate Engineer October 2022 - July 2023
(Founding) ML Engineer Carted June 2021 - October 2022
DL Associate PyImageSearch June 2019 - June 2021
Data Science Instructor (on contract) DataCamp August 2018 - June 2019
Software Engineer TCS Research and Innovation January 2018 - August 2018
Software Engineer Tata Consultancy Services Limited July 2017 - January 2018
Intern CareerIn Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

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