Abhay Vardhan

I am a software engineer and an entrepreneur with deep experience in web, data processing, backend systems, and machine learning. I am currently an engineer at Uber where it has been a privilege to work with passionate people solving hard problems which affect millions across the globe. Previously, I was the co-founder of Blippy, a cool way to discover GIFs and share them with your friends.

I have a PhD in Computer Science from University of Illinois where I worked on using learning techniques for verification of software systems. After my PhD, I joined Google in the web search team and got hands-on experience in ranking, search evaluation and analysis of large amounts of data.

I am fascinated by the recent advances in Machine Learning, AI and autonomous vehicles. The confluence of large amounts of data, and powerful computing resources is leading a revolution in computers helping us solve problems that were previously considered to be too hard. This has the potential of transforming our society. A good example of this is self driving technology which is disrupting how people move around.

I have been following up on the advances made in deep learning, computer vision, robotics with a particular focus on self driving cars. I have avidly consumed various the AI related classes at Stanford, Udacity and on the web and have been recently working on a project in my spare time to use an Android based toy car and simulation environments to try out various techniques for automation.

If you would like to see a more detailed profile, please visit my linkedin page or checkout some of my recent projects on github. You can also reach me at firstname dot lastname at gmail dot com.

Posts

Simulator environments for self driving car research


Image based localization for self driving cars


Predicting steering angles of a car using front facing camera


Android based toy self driving car


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