Aditya Jyoti Paul

Aditya Jyoti Paul

Technical Program Manager and CV/AI Researcher

Turing

ReflectiveAI

Cognitive Applications Research Lab (CARL)

Hello

I’m so glad to have you visit my page. I’ve had an enriching 5+ years of industry experience, and love speaking about Technology, Management, ML and DeFi.

I’ve served as a Technical Program Manager at Turing on the Community Operations Team and Tech Architect at ReflectiveAI. Passionate about Product Management, Web3 and ML. My research interests include Machine Learning, Expert Systems, Image Encryption and Explainable AI.

I’m also dedicated to teaching and mentoring. I’ve served as a Google ExploreML Facilitator impacting 1k+ students and faculties and founded Cognitive Applications Research Lab, to ease the learning curve of students getting into research.

Outside work and academia, I love travel, music, reading and meeting new people!

Download my resumé.

Interests
  • Machine Learning
  • Image Encryption
  • Explainable AI
  • Computer Vision
  • DeFi and Crypto
Education
  • B.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering, 2021

    SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM IST)

  • High School, 2017

    M.P. Birla Foundation H.S. School

Work Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Technical Program Manager
Feb 2022 – Present India

Some highlights of my role as a Tech PM at Turing Community Operations are:

  • Spearheaded the strategic transition to a new email delivery platform, increasing overall performance by over 30%
    • Undertook a current-state assessment to identify challenges within the existing email platform and strategy.
    • Owned requirements specification, vendor comparison and contract negotiation.
    • Provided the technical expertise and solutioning skillsets to successfully move to the chosen provider.
    • This resulted in better tracking and targeting, significantly higher open, click rates and much better overall email performance.
  • Owned all Data Dashboards and Reporting for Turing Community
    • Managed 5+ detailed custom dashboards, so event organizers and executives always have the data they need at their fingertips.
    • Enabled high priority fast-paced executive reporting, solving numerous challenges with data contamination and improper upstream records.
  • Drove the transition of Turing Community Signup flow, which comprised the coordination of 2 external partners and Turing Engineering.
    • Managed smooth and timely communication among all stakeholders.
    • Coordinated maintenance windows and took key decisions to reduce impact user impact.
 
 
 
 
 
Program Manager
Oct 2021 – Jan 2022 India

In about a month of joining, I was promoted to a more technical role in the newly formed Operations Team within Turing Community.

  • Automated repetitive tasks like downloading event recordings from an external vendor, image/video processing and data ETL, freeing 100+ work-hrs/month.
  • Managed external vendor partnerships, during and after onboarding them.
    • Single Point of Contact for all Community platform related queries.
    • Resolved issues faced by various event Organziers reducing outages.
    • Set up ETL pipelines and processes for data ingestion.
    • Liased with Internal Engineering and Product teams to build unified landing pages, better tracking, audience segmentation and more.
 
 
 
 
 
Community Manager
Aug 2021 – Sep 2021 India

As a Founding member of Turing Community, I played a major role in its growth and scaling phases, leveraging my community experience and technical background.

  • Ensured smooth Event Planning, Organization and Moderation for 10+ events, like Developer Townhalls, AMAs and Fireside Chats within a month of joining.
  • Owned data and reporting, which enabled executives to make informed decisions about event types, reach, success and growth over time.
  • Designed NPS and CSAT surveys, and set up processes to benchmark audience engagement and retention.
  • Spoke at events like CNNs and Intro to Explainable CV, driving targeted reach.
 
 
 
 
 
Tech Architect
Jul 2021 – Present India

Managed various technical products and features in a startup atmosphere

  • Managed the Computer Vision pipeline for 3 industry-partnered projects.
  • Backup and archival of the projects on AWS.
  • Analyzed new business opportunities for the company to venture into
    • Created comprehensive reports on various Crypto and DeFi protocols.
    • Surveyed NLP/CV AI companies identifying marketable business ideas.
    • Prototyped 10+ product features for testing and analysis.

Achievements

University Gold Medallist for Best Research Paper Presentation 2020
Gold Medal recipient for Research, among 5000+ students and research scholar from the Dept of CSE, for the presentation of the paper, “An efficient analyses of the Behavior of 1D Chaotic Maps using 0-1 Test and Three-State Test”.
Certificate
Google AI Explore ML Facilitator
Leading the ExploreML program for Google AI, at SRM University, I conducted 10+ workshops in and around Chennai and taught Machine Learning to 1000+ students and faculties. I was one of the 50 facilitators selected for this program’s maiden Bangalore team and one of the 130 selected all over the country. I was also one of the top 20 facilitators whose projects were showcased in ExploreML Bootcamp in Hyderabad.
Certificate
University Gold Medallist for Best Research Paper Presentation 2019
Gold Medal recipient for Research, among 5000+ students and research scholar from the Dept of CSE, for the presentation of the paper I authored “A Randomized No-Loss Algorithm to Play Tic Tac Toe like a Human”.
Certificate

Research Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Founder and Team Lead
Nov 2018 – Present India

Founded a research focussed Lab at SRM IST, run by and for students.

  • Encouraged students to participate in Research easing the learning curve.
  • Conducted 10+ workshops on research methodology, AI and Technology.
  • 25+ papers were produced by our lab in the year 2020.
  • 7 of our papers were selected for Research Day 2020, we won 3 gold medals.🥇
  • Led the RnD domain, strategized PR, marketing and web/social media outreach.
 
 
 
 
 
Head of RnD
Aug 2020 – Jun 2021 Chennai

As Head of RnD, my respnsibilities include

  • Brainstorming ideas, guiding students and designing the research methodology.
  • Conducting various workshops on research methodology, AI and Technology.
  • 7 of our papers were selected in 2020 in various journals and conferences.📜
 
 
 
 
 
Research Intern
Oct 2019 – Aug 2020 India

As an intern at Samsung Research, I worked on devleoping and deploying a handwriting recognition model for Samsung’s edge devices.

  • Online Handwriting Recognition for Indic low-resource languages like Bengali, from pen-up pen-down data
  • Tested different architectures and features like Bezier curves for improved accuracy and efficient deployment on edge devices.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant
Jan 2019 – Jan 2020 Chennai

Research work titled "Prognosis of Microaneurysm and Early Diagnosis System for Non-Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy using deep Convolutional Neural Network".

  • Selected amongst top projects in ExploreML Bootcamp at Google
  • ML and Expert System inspired architecture was proposed that could explain the output level as well, aiding doctors.
  • Collaboration with UC Davis, funded by IIT Kharagpur and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India.

Here’s the Letter of Appreciation for my initial role as a summer intern on the same project.

Teaching Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Explore Machine Learning Program Facilitator
Jun 2019 – Feb 2020 India

Explore ML Facilitators are experts who reach out to students, to inculcate in their hearts, a love for ML. Tracks ranging from beginner to advanced ensure there’s something for everybody. 🔥

  • Amongst the first 50 students piloting Google’s Explore ML program.
  • Impacted 1000+ students and faculties in and around Chennai, through numerous workshops and online sessions.
  • Covered introductory to advanced topics, from foundational statistics to scalable cloud deployment scenarios.

Read about my journey in this article. Here’s the recognition for this initiative and the Letter of Appreciation from my manager.

 
 
 
 
 
Mentor @TensorFlow
Nov 2019 – Jan 2020 India

3566 students from 76 countries completed ~21k tasks with 29 FOSS orgs in 2019.

  • Mentored 13-18-year olds in their first steps in Open Source at Google CodeIn with TensorFlow.
  • Created quizzes, programming tasks like classification and object detection, focusing on TF2.0
  • It was the first time for TensorFlow in GCI and the closing edition of GCI itself.

Having started my FOSS journey through GCI, being a participant for multiple previous years, then serving as a mentor, was really exciting. Here’s the recognition for this initiative.

 
 
 
 
 
Technical Head and Research Mentor
Dec 2019 – Apr 2020 Chennai

Diversity and Inclusion play an important role in my vision of a better global future.

  • Helped plan and conduct workshops, coordinate the technical domain.
  • Helped participants break into research, develop methodologies for their experiments and more.
 
 
 
 
 
Course Creator
Aug 2019 – Sep 2020 India
Designed and recorded all the training modules for a foundational Machine Learning course.
 
 
 
 
 
Instructor
Jun 2019 – Jul 2020 India
Delivered 24 hrs of live lectures over 8 days to 50+ students in applied ML and Computer Vision.
 
 
 
 
 
Course Creator and Instructor
Jun 2017 – Jul 2017 India
Created a course on Java from scratch, designed questions and graded solutions, with one-on-one doubts clearing

Other Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Reviewer
Apr 2020 – Present India
Reviewed papers at the intersection of Psychology, AI and Clinical Medicine.
 
 
 
 
 
Ambassador
Apr 2020 – Present India

As a deeplearning.ai ambassador, my reposnibilities include

  • Raising awareness about ML and Research in that field amongst members of the community
  • Conducting numerous workshops on various topics like Statistical Methods, AI in Healthcare, GCP and AWS.
 
 
 
 
 
Speaker and Mentor
Aug 2020 – Nov 2020 India
Mentored the students participating in the hackathon for the AI, IoT and Healthcare tracks in Jammu and Kashmir’s first international hackathon Hack The Mountains.
 
 
 
 
 
Software Engineering Intern
Dec 1029 – Jan 2020 India
Worked on Establishing Financial DataFeed, Frontend Web Development and Data Visualization with Perspective.
 
 
 
 
 
Member
Feb 2020 – Feb 2020 India
Workshops on Image Processing and Natural Language Processing, and Cognizant team-building activities.
 
 
 
 
 
Campus Ambassador
Orgs. like CodingBlocks, Progate and more
Feb 2019 – Present India
Conducted various workshops, developed market awareness, strategized better market penetration and diversification tactics.
 
 
 
 
 
Member
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018 India

ROBOCON is an Asia-Oceania Robotics Competition organized by Asia Broadcasting Union annually. Being a member of all 3 domains, Coding, Electronics and Mechanical, I did a ton of interesting things here in my freshman year.

  • Designed 6-DoF Stewart platform from scratch taking care of Coding and Electronic components, and other projects.
  • Designed Image Acquisition and SLAM for Automatic Bot and Drive Control for Manual Robot for AbuRobocon 2018.
  • Simulated throwing mechanism of the Automatic Robot using MATLAB and Simulink for dynamic real time control.

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