That’s him…

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These days, this guy can be found getting real dirty with data and everything open-source (bless their souls) to help his company make better business decisions – forecasting, operations engineering, supply-chain analytics, pricing, cost modeling – all that and more. On a few darker than usual days, he could be found knee-deep debugging customers system engineering issues but on days when the sun is shining bright, he would automate model builds and simulation processes to optimize physical structures and environments by writing code and hacking and tuning new and legacy software. He does all that while leading a team of fantastic engineers, improving processes that enables his team to design better products and serve their internal and external customers. And time goes by fast when you are having so much fun. He vividly remembers events that happened months and sometimes years back but it’s like they just happened yesterday.

When he is not messing around, he writes and writes on things that mostly pertains to the projects he is implementing or plans to implement in the near future but is in the process of laying the theoretical groundwork to make that happen. Everything data and data science has been his obsession these past few years and he constantly thinks and dreams of ways in implementing all that he is learning to solve the many problems at work and sometimes in life. His current interests are –

  • Using data science and predictive analytics in improving operational efficiency.
  • Data science in manufacturing, supply-chain, system design and engineering.
  • Machine learning, applied statistics & econometrics.
  • Heat transfer, electromagnetic design, signal integrity and transmission line theory, RF and electro-mechanical design.

And putting stuff down on paper helps him re-think & over-think, analyze and condense his thoughts better…a win-win for him and whoever cares to listen. Plus this thing also serves as a go to place for some of the stuff he wants to use over and over again and that’s because re-googling and stack-overflowing all of that again would be an immense productivity downer, according to him. Stack-overflowing you say? But, but, everybody does that.

Though he is and will always remain an engineer at heart, he drifted to the dark side a few years back and finished his MBA from Santa Clara University. School’s done but he has not recovered yet. He wishes (not his wife) it never ended but it did.

He loves to teach. He gives TechTalks every once in a while on topics that pertains to his interests and anything that he thinks would benefit the wider audience at work. In his spare time, he designs and teaches a semester long coursework that weaves statistics, economics, data science, personal finance and investing into one kickass bundle with an intent to fascinate, enlighten and empower a cadre of high school and college students with data and visualizations that not only inspires them but will hopefully help set them up for life.

He is always open to connect through the usual channels. Or over coffee but beer works wonders when possible.