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Acrotrend Ltd
Job Function:
Business Analytics, Predictive Modeling, Data Mining, Marketing Databases, Operations Research, Statistical Programming, Web Analytics, Vizualization, Statistical Consulting
Analytics & IT Consulting
Short Bio:
I moved from Marketing and selling to building solutions to help customers with analytics. Then, I moved back to consulting and helping customers conceptualize solutions taking them to explore new areas and uplift the field of analytics and data science in general.
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Finding a New Position, Networking

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Posted on February 18, 2015 at 10:20pm 2 Comments

After using a lot of R for analytics projects believing that it was the best language for Data Scientists, I recently had the chance to pick up Python. R does seem a bit cumbersome when dealing with interfaces to other languages or to the web such as oauth. That was my motivation, to use Python to get text from the web and later process it in R, which was, I felt the "best" tool to go about.

However, Python surprised me not only with it's web interfacing abilities, but also…


Data Science - Where is it headed?

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 1:32am 0 Comments

In this post, I've tried to capture some of the common aspects of working in the analytics industry. While we occasionally hear about India growing fast into this space, there are a lot of things happening in India that might transform this field further. While some of these aspects are specific to what I've observed in India, a lot of them are generic.

As in previous posts, I try to classify these aspects under different heads:

  1. The "cost" reduction trap…

The Ideal Data Science Team

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 2:34am 2 Comments

While everyone talks about Data Scientists and there is extensive discussion on who a Data Scientist is, I've experienced one factor being overlooked while creating an analytics project. Essentially, that the Data Scientist isn't a person... it is rather a team.

Now, I have been busy with Sensor Data analytics for the last few months. I might have missed reading up what some people have been talking about on this aspect. However, what I am writing here is more from specific experience…


The Blind Men and the Elephant in Data Science

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 12:36am 0 Comments

I have been following trends in Data Science since long, more from a research perspective ~ Trying to analyze what technique fits in where and what are the new developments in new fields and the bunch of new tools that have been cluttering the market. 

However, I soon realized that every field had it's own modifications and techniques as well as jargon. I encountered Financial Analysts talking about Black-Scholes model as if it's something you learned in primary school. Having…


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