Course Director : Artificial Intelligence – Cloud and Edge implementations course – University of Oxford
Doctor of Philosophy Artificial Intelligence Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Working on my PhD on AI (affective computing) using Reinforcement Learning and related algorithms for understanding affects(emotion) in AI under the supervision of Prof Claudio Feijoo)
Masters Information Systems The University of Salford
Electronics Engineering University of Mumbai
Dr. Ajit says, “My work spans research, consulting and academia relating to applying AI for IoT
My teaching / research include:
I am also a Data Scientist applying these ideas to my own products and as a consultant.
I work with complex domains including Bioinformatics, Cybersecurity and healthcare. (References available on request). I publish extensively on KDnuggets and Data Science Central. Prior to AI, I have been involved with various Mobile / Telecoms / IoT projects since 1999
In 2009, I was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Future of the Internet’ council. I have worked with cities like Amsterdam and Liverpool on Smart city projects at Mayoral level advisory roles.
I am also passionate about teaching Data Science to young people (topic of my next book) – Mathematical foundations of Data Science: Learn Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence based on high school mathematics.
I am the Course Director at Oxford University for an AI course called “Artificial Intelligence: Cloud and Edge Implementations” I also run a research company in London and a start-up which are all focused on AI and IoT (what I teach)
I was born in Mumbai. My inspiration is my father who taught me to think big and think globally. I also loved Mumbai atmosphere and its multi-cultural ethos. I grew up in a part of Mumbai with a large Guajarati population (a language I understand well) – it was also an inspiration to start my own business along-with the support of my father (who was a senior manager in SICOM – Maharashtra state investment organization)
I have a masters and a PhD in AI (at the time of writing the PhD is still yet to be wrapped up). My teachers in school were very inspiring Mrs Dalvi, Mrs Molly Thomas, Ramani Thomas and many others (Gurukul high school) and some other teachers like Mr V U Mehta in Mumbai. I loved to teach and still do (Oxford). When I grew up, I never thought I would do what I did. But also, many of my batch mates also did very well in USA etc.
I have had a long and diverse set of friends both in India and globally especially people who have studied in my class or read my books/blogs
My career spans an unusual mix of entrepreneurship and academia. I like both and they complement each other. I would never have thought that I would do this as a child! i.e. it’s not a common career choice I find/had planned.
I believe AI is a game changer and will impact many lives. I am very much dedicated to preparing the next generation to embrace AI.
For the last five years, I have been working on a book (due to be released in sep 2019)
Mathematical foundations of Data Science: Learn Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence based on high school maths only
I want to do something for Shirdi Sai Baba
My research is based on AI and IoT and also how AI can detect emotions. Both are significant areas
I am optimistic about India especially after Modi
I once wrote this for my son – why you should read a book a week (and I do)
Best way to contact me is via LinkedIn and Garje Marathi Global.
I live in London and am a British citizen