Java, JS, Unix, SQL, Git
Product Management, Sales, Marketing
Data Visualization, UI/UX
Keriton, Philadelphia, USA
Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Keriton Kare Platform
Mar, 2016 - Aug, 2018
JS, SQL, Ionic, Angular, Cordova, NodeJS, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Fundraising
Architected the entire platform including 8 modules, 40+ workflows, 60+ database tables/views and 80+ APIs
Secured $1.2M in multi-year contracts
Raised $1.1M in funding from institutional VCs like BioAdvance, DreamIt, Penn Medicine, IBX, etc.
Led a lean team of 5 engineers with bi-weekly sprint releases
Developed majority of the Kare Nurse app and some of the most critical pieces of the functionality like the workflow engine, rules engine, socket based printer integrations etc.
Performed code reviews for each and every feature merged & released to production
Implemented several enterprise grade security features for compliance with OWASP, etc.
Zero downtime (in 1.5 years) with 99.99% uptime SLAs
Defined the various stages of a product lifecycle from vision to go-to-market to pricing strategies
Regularly conducted design thinking sessions with customers to identify requirements/improvements
Translated functional requirements to technical features and built internal and external product roadmaps
Sales & Marketing
Setup a comprehensive pre-sales and sales process with appropriate sales ops and tools
Organically generated 30+ articles across national and international media outlets
Launched Keriton Korner - a monthly newsletter delivered to 10,000+ recipients
Social media marketing across FB, Twitter and LinkedIn
Designed the entire brand guideline including UI/UX for 2 cross-platform apps (40+ screens), website, decks, one-pagers, flyers, social media posts, etc.
Board and shareholder communications
Implemented effective internal controls and management systems
Financial planning and oversight
Grew the team to 10+ employees from C-suite to entry-level
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Research Assistant for Prof. Lyle Ungar
Live Map for World Well-Being Project
September, 2015 - November, 2015
Developed a live map for visualizing various constructs (like Well-Being, Diabetes, etc.)
related to the WWBP project.
The live map has several features like comparison of different constructs, animation of a construct over time,
sticky tooltips, etc.
SAP Labs India, Bangalore, India
Visualizations for SAP Cloud for Planning & SAP Lumira
June, 2014 - July, 2015
Conversant with enterprise charting, I conceptualized several
new visualizations for SAP Lumira and SAP Cloud for Planning - solutions for enterprise reporting and dashboards.
Based on business requirements and customer feedback, ensured
new visualizations like Affinity Analysis, Loss of Sales Analysis,
KPI-Driver Relationship, Value-Driver Tree, etc.
Fellow - Managing Director's Office, India
SAP Sports Analytics for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
November, 2013 - May, 2014
SQL, SAP HANA
As a fellow in the Managing Director's office at SAP Labs India,
I implemented predictive algorithms on SAP HANA to analyze 6 years of historical Cricket data from different leagues (IPL, BigBash, etc.).
This helped the KKR team in analyzing strengths and weaknesses of different teams and individual players during the auction process and while selecting the playing XI.
The entire portoflio consisted of 3 solutions viz. SAP Auction Analytics - which helped KKR choose one of the best teams for the season,
SAP Game Analytics - to define on-field strategy for every game, and SAP Game Visualizations -a fan-engagement solution.
SAP HANA Optimization Using Statistical Estimation
July, 2013 - October, 2013
SQL, SAP HANA, C++
Research project to optimize dictionary compression in SAP
HANA (SAP's flagship in-memory platform) through ingenious memory reorganization
based on the statistics of unique strings in the dictionary. Completed comprehensive proof-of-concepts in C++ to corroborate
the research claims.
Drove 2 internal projects for SAP Labs India, viz.
'SAP Reva Car Booking Portal' and 'SAP Paperless' in an attempt to reduce the carbon footprint of our organization.
Fellow - Design & Frontline Applications, Palo Alto
SAP Social Flex Seating for Stanford University
November, 2013 - February, 2014
Facebook APIs, Product Management, JIRA
SFS is a ticketing solution to alleviate the pain-points of group ticketing like sitting together,
ease of payment and seamless collaboration between game attendees.
As a part of the product management team at SAP Labs, Palo Alto,
I was responsible for furthering fan engagement portfolio, defining the product roadmap and
gaining business acceptance for social flex concept amongst different stakeholders.
SAP Third Eye - Augmented Reality Platform for Android
February, 2013 - June, 2013
Android, Google Map APIs, J2EE, SAP UI5
Independently developed SAP Third Eye - a geo-location based Augmented Reality (AR) Android platform in
just under 4 months as an interns at SAP Labs.
It can be used as a standalone platform or can be connected to existing SAP
back-end services to render nearby locations as augmented pins on the screen.
Rohits' Office Automation - ERP Module
July, 2011 - February, 2013
Java, Swings, SQL
Rohits' Office Automation is an ERP module for automation of revenue cycle for SMEs. With features like
master data management, printing of various bills on pre-printed stationary and
automated report generation viz. sales, sales tax, performance, etc., it aims to ease the manual workload of such tasks.
Rohits' Data Logger
August, 2012 - November, 2012
Java, Swings, SQL
Rohits' Data Logger is a two-way client-side interface for 8-bit 8-channel temperature data logger devices.
It can display real-time values of the 8-channels in real-time and store the same on disk, as well as, lets the user program the devices as per requirements.
WebEngage - Email Reader Project
January, 2012 - February, 2012
Java, Swings, SQL
Resolved the infinite e-mail loop issue caused due to
auto-email responders by fixing the IMAP server bug.
I also modified existing code to prevent hard wiring of certain RegEx definitions.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Internet & Web Systems - CIS555
PageRank Based Web Search Engine
Java, HTML5, CSS3
Developed a mini search engine on AWS based on the PageRank algorithm over 1M crawled pages. The project won 2nd prize among 22 other submissions.
I was responsible for designing a fully distributed, multi-threaded Mercator style crawler, which crawls documents in a distributed and fault-tolerant fashion by executing EMR jobs on worker nodes hosted on multiple EC2 instances and stores the results in S3.
Machine Learning - CIS520
Gender Prediction Using Twitter Data
The goal of this project was to predict the gender
of a person using the user’s twitter data which was extracted
using Twitter API. The data included tweets of a particular
person, profile picture and other derived features namely, age,
smile, orientation of face, type of glasses worn, and how much
percentage of the picture is occupied by the person’s face.
Using this data, our team built several models which were
finally ensembled to create a model with fairly high accuracy
to predict the gender, which helped us in topping the test-set
leaderboard. However, we could not replicate our performance
on the validation set due to size and time constraints.
Computational Linguistics - CIS530
Author Attribution for Gina Kolata
The project focussed on attributing the authorship
of excerpts from a set of New York Times articles to author Gina
Kolata. The training data included labeled excerpts from New
York Times as Gina Kolata vs other authors.
We extracted and tried a multitude of features, setting the baseline as an SVM on
1000 most frequent words and then moving onto more complex
features like Parts-of-Speech, Synsets, etc. We finished 6th on the final leaderboard.
Computer Vision - CIS581
Face Replacement using HOG and SVM
This project was an attempt to completely replace
faces in video frames using Support Vector Machines (SVM)
as classifiers on Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG).
We trained an SVM classifier to first identify a face in an image using
HOG descriptors and then identify fiducial markers like eyes,
nose and mouth in the identified face using Matlab’s Cascade
Object Descriptor. Once a convex hull was identified in the
target image face, Thin Plate Spline (TPS) morphing, alongwith
Gradient Domain Blending, was used to warp features from
source image face onto the target frame face.
We not only completed Option-1
(in-depth analysis of one part of Face Recognition),
but also implemented substantial portions of Option 2 (end-to-end face replacement).
Seam Carving for Content-aware Image Resizing
The focus of the project was image resizing utilizing the principals supporting
minimum-energy seam carving, and dynamic programming.
This is an implementation of an approach towards resizing images while
attempting to preserve the integrity of important image information as outlined in
Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Resizing"; Avidan, S. & Shamir, A.; 2007
The goal of this project was to create an image mosaic (or stitching) of a collection
of small images which are aligned properly to create one larger image.
Adaptive Non-Maximal Suppression technique was used to create a
uniformly distributed cornermap of the image.
Once the cornermap was ready, Feature Descriptor for each point was defined by
subsampling the image around that point by extracting axis-aligned 8x8 patches.
To match the feature descriptors between two images,
ratio of the 2 best matches was considered.
RANSAC technique was then employed to remove incorrect matches.
Finally, pairwise aligned images were overlayed with imwarp and bilinear interpolation to create
the final mosaic image.
The task of this project was to produce a morph
animation of your face into another person's face.
2 Morphing algorithms were implemented - Thin Plate Spline and Delaunay Triangulation.
Canny Edge Detector
This project is an implementation of the famous Canny Edge Detector.
Canny edges are defined as local maxima of the image gradient.
The algorithm is as follows:
compute gradient magnitude and orientation, then seek local maximum in the gradient orientation
and continue search in the direction of edge orientation for detected edge point.
JIIT, Noida, India
SpeakUp - Sign Language to Voice Conversion Gloves
Java, Swings, SQL
A sign-language to speech conversion system, SpeakUp is a cost-effective glove-based
system to convert the static subset of a sign language to voice.
To record the different hand gestures, special cost effective gloves were fabricated with self-developed uni-directional flex (bend)
sensors. 'Statistical Template Matching' technique was employed for processing and then recognizing these gestures.
Qubo - A Quadruped Robot
QUBO is a 4-legged voice controlled robot for entertainment and basic security purposes. Built on the open-source Arduino platform and equipped with on-board sensors
such as a micro-camera, microphone and touch sensor, QUBO can interact with humans through voice and images.
It also exhibit a large variety of behavioral patterns
and has various features like the ability to recognize its master's voice, marker detection, collision intelligence, etc.
'UMessenger' - A LAN messenger for Unix, based on shell scripting and C, which uses sockets as its communication gateway
Sun Tracking Solar Cells - Embedded system using MCS51 to optimize power generation by rotating the
shaft containing the photo sensors according to the position of the light rays.
'Bloom' - Advanced Bluetooth messenger for Symbian phones with features like text-chat, file-transfer, remote-calling, remote-desktop access, etc.
White box testing tool for websites, scripted in Unix Shell
'Word Scram' - A Word formation game in C++, wherein the player has to form maximum possible words
through keyboard input from a random selection of 6 English letters.
A linear time complexity was achieved through 'Dynamic Programming'.
Visualization of Key Performance Indicator Dependencies
Issued Jun 2017
Methods, Systems and Apparatus for Optimization Using Statistical Estimation
Issued Apr, 2016
Virtual Split Dictionary for Search Optimization
Issued Dec, 2015
Improved Expression of Breastmilk via Automated Methods
Filed Jun, 2016
Multi-Dimensional Visual Analytics for Industries
Filed Sep, 2015
Workshop on Data Visualization by Dr. Jurgen Faisst at SAP Labs India, 2015
Advanced Analytics for Management Program, 2014 at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad
Introduction to Mobile Solution Development for Enterprise, 2013 - online course on OpenSAP
Introduction to Software Development on SAP HANA, 2013 - online course on OpenSAP
Advanced Problem Solving in C course, December 2008 - under the aegis of IEEE at JIIT Noida
Healthcare Innovator & Extraordinary Doctors Awards - 2018 (Philadelphia Business Journal)
America's Most Unique Small Business - 2018 (Paychex)
Two Gold Stevie Awards - Startup of the Year - 2018 (Business Products Industries & Software)
Top 10 Philly Startups - 2018 (Philly Mag & Technical.ly)
Vizient Top Performer To Penn Medicine (for use of Keriton) - 2018 (Vizient Inc.)
Winners - Center for Health Care Innovation’s Stories of Innovation - 2018 ( Penn Medicine)
Winners - Medcity Invest Pitch Competition - 2018 (Medcity News)
Startup of the Year - 2017 (Philly Geek Awards)
Winners - Impact Pediatric Pitch Competition SXSW - 2017 (judged by 8 leading US children’s hospitals)
Invited speaker/judge on topics like entrepreneurship, technology, etc. at Stanford, Penn, and other premiere events
Employee of the Year, SAP Labs India, 2013
Featured in Life @ SAP, 2014
University of Pennsylvania
SAP Labs India
Employee of the Year, 2013 in Spirit Of Innovation Category across 4500 employees in India
Finalist for Employee of the Year, 2014 in Star of the Year Category
Nominated for the global 'Hasso Plattner Founder's Award 2014'
Star Employee of the Managing Director's Office in 2014
High-Flyer of the Month award, May 2014, for top contributions to SAP Blue - an internal crowd sourcing platform
2 team awards in 2014 for custom visualizations built for SAP Lumira
Finalist at SAP What The Hack hackathon, 2014, with a Smart Retail Shelf solution
Invited chief guest at Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management (SMVITM, Udupi) for Engineer's Day Celebrations in 2014
SAP Technology Expert for -
SAP Developer Kick-off Meeting (DKOM), 2015
SAP What the Hack, 2014
SAP Lumira Extension Challenge, 2014
ISEC 2014 at IIT Chennai
Technology Booths at IPL in Dubai and Kolkata, 2014
SAP Open Transformation Through Design (OxD) Conference, 2014
Product Innovation Day, 2013 (Meet the Expert Pod)
Recipient of Government of India C.B.S.E Scholarship (CSS) for 5 years duration from 2008 – 2013
Winner of the 'Franklin Templeton India - Invest for Tomorrow Online Idea Entries', January 2013