I am Sahil, a Software Engineer in the Special Projects Group at Apple Inc. My expertise is in AI technologies like deep learning, computer vision, statistical state estimation etc. Until December 2015, I was a grad student at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where I built drones, learned about computer vision and geometry, messed with coordinate transforms for robots, and programmed pervasive computing and computer vision based iOS and Android apps. Before that, I studied Computer Science at BITS Pilani in India and worked at Tonbo Imaging on computer vision problems for applications in the defense sector.
I am an aspiring entrepreneur and am working towards acquiring skills to do my own high tech startup in the future. I run the operations for the BITS Spark program which is a network of angel investors that fund startups started by alumni from my college (BITS Pilani). At CMU I was a James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Fellow. This fellowship is awarded to 12 graduate students across CMU and is sponsored by Jim Swartz, the founder of Accel partners.
I am an avid reader and love to read fiction and various other topics like science, philosophy, history and entreprenurship. I am a sports maniac (play not watch!) and a distance runner in the making. My favourite sports are Basketball and Squash. To know more about my work check out my projects or my Linkedin profile.
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