I am an entrepreneur and hacker with deep experience in mobile apps, web, analytics, search and big data. I am currently an engineer at Uber. Previously, I was the co-founder of Blippy, a cool way to discover GIFs and share them with your friends.
I started my work life at Motorola in Illinois where I developed one of the first implementations of Bluetooth on mobile phones. I was always passionate about programming and software, so while working, I decided to pursue a PhD at the University of Illinois. After my PhD, I chose a new challenge and moved to California to join Google. I worked in the web search team and got hands-on experience in ranking, search evaluation and analysis of large amounts of data.
After Google, I joined BloomReach, where, as the first hire, I helped build the core search relevance engine. The BloomReach experience was pivotal in my entrepreneurship journey and directly inspired me to start Blippy.
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