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I'M

Ayush

Somani.

Integrated Master in
Mathematics and Computing
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, INDIA

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Ayush Somani is a PhD fellow in the Department of Computer Science at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He received his Integrated Masters from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad in Mathametics and Computing. He has earned multiple honors like Dare2Compete Awards 2021, Samsung Innovation Award 2020, KDD'20 Travel Award, and Finalist in Machine Learning & Software Development Flipkart Grid 2.0 challenge. At Travel Buddy, he worked as a data scientist intern to implement AI-automated content moderation. He has research interests in interpretability, explanability, and other aspects of deep learning.

01 SKILLS Summary

MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
Programming
Knowledge

Python, LaTeX

C++, CSS, HTML, Solidity

90%

75%

MATLAB, SQL, Kubernetes, Makefile

Work Knowledge

Docker, GCP, Anaconda, GIT

Visual Code, Adobe Creative Cloud

70%

80%

85%

Frameworks

Tensorflow, PyTorch, Flask, CUDA

Keras, Graph-tool, CMake, OpenGL, Boost C++ Libraries

80%

70%

Soft Skills

Team Work, Attention to detail, Creativity, Problem Solving

Leadership, Adaptability,  Communication

90%

85%

02 Experience

September 2023

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Grant

Awarded the Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Grant (2022-23) for research travel to the CLIMB Center, Beckmann Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA in Sept 2023.

January 2023- May 2023

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Exchange Research Intern

Secured the Funding for Staying Abroad (2022-23) from the committee for research training (NTF-FU 113-22) awarded to PhD student at the Faculty of Science and Technology with UiT as their employer. Successfully completed a three-months research internship working on Neuro-Symbolic AI and Fuzzy Deep Learning at N-CRiPT Lab, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

January 2021 - June 2021

UiT - The Arctic University of Norway,
Tromsø, Norway

Exchange Master Student

6-month international exchange fellowship recognized by the Research Council of Norway (INTPART project of RCN, project number 309802) for research on “Interpretability of Deep Learning Models” at Department of Physics and Technology, UiT Tromsø.

April 2020 - September 2020

UiT - The Arctic University of Norway,
Tromsø, Norway

Summer Research Intern

Six-month internship project (remote pilot project) on the topic “Object detection in maritime environment using deep learning”

June 2019 - July 2019

Qik Stay Pvt. Ltd
New Delhi, India

Data Analyst (Summer Internship)

Customer Profiling and Segmentation: Piloting program to drive ancillary revenues through use of RFM analysis algorithms for the identification of profitable customers in the context of CRM. Used Linear Regression techniques to create a model to predict the prices of hotel rooms in the Indian market.

March 2020 - April 2020

Travel Buddy
Gurugram, Haryana, India

Data Scientist (Part-Time, Contractual)

Content Moderation: Deployed DL model with rest-ful API for text and media moderation. The model handles the text moderation using BERT as a base for contextual classification while F-RCNN based solution detects toxic content in video and images.

Funding for Staying Abroad (2022-23)

Erasmus+ Staff Mobility Grant (2022-23)

Research School Course Proposal (2024)
 

 

04 EDUCATION

03 Research Funding/Grants

Our 2023 course on 'Interpretability in Deep Learning' has been re-supported by 8th Open call for course proposals to Digital Life Norway (DLN) Research School. We will organize the second edition of the summer school in 2024.

Awarded for research travel to the Beckmann Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

Research School Course Proposal (2023) - 100k NOK
 

 

Secured funding from: (a) Call for Application for Educational Courses for Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA) Research School; (b) 7th open request for course proposals to Digital Life Norway (DLN) Research School, to hold the 5-ECTS summer school in 2023. A major accomplishment was the inclusion of three selected projects from course participants in a scientific journal special edition.

July 2021

UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

PhD Fellow in Department of Computer Science

2016 - 2021

Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India

Integrated Master of Technology - Mathematics and Computing

Summer 2020

UZH- University of Zürich, Switzerland

6-ECTS UZH International Summer School in Deep Dive into Blockchain: Linking Economics, Technology and Law.

2005 - 2014

Chitrakut Fine Art School, India

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visharad in Shilpa)
9 years of apprenticeship experience recognized by West Bengal State Academy of Dance, Drama & Fine Arts, India.

Secured funding from the committee for research training (NTF-FU 113-22) awarded to PhD student at the Faculty of Science and Technology with UiT as their employer.

INTPART Research Council of Norway Exchange Fellowship (2021)

Six-month international exchange fellowship by the Research Council of Norway (INTPART project of RCN, project number 309802) at Department of Physics and Technology, UiT Tromsø.

2014 - 2016

Emmanuel Mission School, Kota, India

Senior secondary with Central Board of Secondary Education.

2002 - 2014

Saint Xavier’s School, Raiganj, India

Primary Schooling with Indian Certificate of Secondary Education

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey of Self-Transformation?

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I invite you on my new initiave: the "52-Weeks Self-Transformation Challenge" in 2024. This isn't just a quest for self-improvement; it's a fusion of my vibrant Indian heritage with the innovative spirit of Norway. Think of it as your personal guide through the labyrinth of self-motivation, cutting-edge technological insights, and a treasure trove of curated resources.

Each week, we’ll dive into fascinating videos and articles, unearthing the gems in the realms of AI and beyond. From the intricacies of algorithmic transparency to the ethical dilemmas posed by artificial intelligence, we'll navigate these waters together. But it's not just about AI; it's a holistic journey of personal and intellectual growth.

 

As we explore these fascinating topics, I encourage you to share your journey, insights, and experiences. Let's create a symphony of ideas, where every voice adds a unique note. This challenge is more than just learning; it's about building a community. A place where we can exchange ideas, challenge notions, celebrate our diverse backgrounds, and embrace the future of AI with a thoughtful, ethical approach. We'll celebrate our milestones, big and small, as we traverse this 52-week odyssey.

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