Avikalp Gupta
Founder at Alokit Innovations Private Limited (Vibinex)
Bengaluru, India

Data scientist, Entrepreneur, Tech Generalist, dancer and a sportsperson. B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur / AIR 99 in IIT JEE 2012 / ex-Microsoft Research Lab / YSI Global Fellow & Earthpreneur / SEE (Social Entrepreneurs and Enterprises) / Mentor at Alokit Innovations I have completed various courses and projects in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, Automated Decision processing etc in IIT Kanpur and Fresh Gravity. I was a speaker in Google Developers' Group (GDG Udaipur) on "Machine Learning" in their DevFest'17. I am passionate about working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. I have experience of working in the areas of municipal solid waste management, healthcare delivery/accessibility and agriculture. I have a big network of friends working towards these goals from SEE (Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises, an IIT Kanpur Alumni Association initiative), YSI (Young Sustainable Impact, Norway), TEM (Technology for Emerging Markets) group of Microsoft Research Lab and Sankalp Global Summit. All of these groups have greatly benefitted me professionally and personally. Areas of interest: 1. Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT-D) 2. Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence (NLP, CV, Robotics) 3. Software Engineering 4. Social and Sustainability entrepreneurship (UN's SDGs) 5. Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

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Alokit Innovations Private Limited (Vibinex)
Jul 2022 - Present (1 year 11 months)
Bengaluru, Karnataka Current workspace
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ReactJS styled components firebase
Apr 2019 - Jun 2022 (3 years 2 months)
Bengaluru Area, India
Head of Data Science
I had two major responsibilities as the head of the data science team of the company:
1. Team building
2. Development and delivery of ML features in our application

* Hiring: Over a period of 8 months, after evaluating 100+ candidates (each with more than a year of experience as a data scientist, after completing studies from one of the IITs), I was able to hire 2 absolute gems as the first data scientists of the company.
* Culture setting: From the very beginning, my team embodied the characteristic of infinite responsibility. Every person in the team was given a problem that the company is facing and empowered to build a solution to it using all the resources that the company could access.
* Collaboration framework: Our data science team followed the principles of software engineering for collaboration and version controlling in both, the research and development phases of the projects. We used tools like DVC and JupyText to set up the framework with enables us to contribute effectively, get peer feedback and reproduce results.

* Fraud detection modelling:
- Extracted actionable insights from user behaviour patterns in wallet transactions, and their interactions with the platform.
- End-to-end pipeline to identify real-time fraud in Poker, clique detection using graph techniques.
- Saved around ₹8-12 lakhs per month of fraudulent money rotations and laundering.
* Poker bot:
- Created a bot mode in an open-source casual Poker project
- Led the creation of an AI bot that outperforms medium-level Poker players using Markov Chain modelling.
- Productized the AI bot into a learning assistant with features like adaptive difficulty and explanations of exploitable strategies.
* Friend request recommendation system:
- Led the creation of a recommender system using XGBoost that is 16% more efficient than the existing version getting friend requests accepted.
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InforMED Global
Jun 2018 - Sep 2019 (1 year 3 months)
Pune Area, India
Co-founded InforMED along with Keaton Harris from South Afrika, Marcia Cunha Dos Santos from Brasil and Ishita Aggarwal from Canada for solving the communication problems faced by healthcare practitioners and their patients.

Job responsibilities:
1. App development (created a prototype of the application using Android Studio and an MVP using Ionic Framework)
2. Partnerships and Collaborations (Brought Medallion Social Innovators on board for POC and testing)
3. Executive responsibilities (Company structure, company registration, logistics etc.)
4. Marketing (Focused marketing to relevant individuals in events like Startup Master Class Pune, Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprises (SEE) Central in IIT Kanpur, Google Developers' Group (Pune) DevFest'18 etc.)
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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Computer Science and Engineering
Jan 2012 - Dec 2016
Got involved in various activities in the initial 2 years, and was representing the college team in Dance as well as Football competitions. In the later 2 years, worked on skills required in my major. Developed interest in competitive programming and machine learning. Was the webmaster and an active member in the SIGML (Special Interest Group in Machine Learning), IIT Kanpur in the final year.
At the end of the 2nd year, I interned in a start-up (Pariksha.Co), which gave me exposure to the industry and a taste of a variety of job profiles. My 2nd internship was at Goldman Sachs, where I learnt about various financial tools and working in a big firm. My final internship (at the end of the 4th year) was from campus under Dr Vinay Namboodiri with a company called VisageMap (acquired later by FaceFirst) where I was involved in a research project in computer vision.
Stanford University
Summer Session, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019
Led a team at Silicon Valley Innovation Academy: A seven-week, on-campus program at Stanford University which challenged four-person teams to “imagine the impossible” using a mix of long-range thinking, critical analysis, and unfettered curiosity. My work continues in the global Moonshot Alliance.

Enrolled in the following courses:
1. Technology Entrepreneurship (ENGR145)
2. Principles of Artificial Intelligence (CS221)
3. Advanced Hip Hop (DANCE15)
Cambridge Judge Business School
Certificate, Marketing
Jan 2019 - Dec 2019
In this 6-months long online course (December 2018 - May 2019), we learnt the fundamentals of marketing, the importance of digital transformation and skill-set that is required for succeeding in Digital Marketing. There were focused modules on SEO and SEM. Social media marketing was covered in detail and Stukent Social Mimic simulation was used to provide hands-on experience of social media marketing. Display marketing, email marketing and app marketing are the final parts of the course which will be followed by Stukent's Mimic Pro simulation to test overall marketing skills in a simulated environment.
Vidyamandir Sr. Sec. school, Dadabari, Kota
AISSCE (12th grade), 93%
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012
J. H. Ambani Saraswati Vidymandir School
AISSE (10th grade CBSE), AISSE (10th grade): 9.6/10
Jan 1998 - Dec 2010

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