Thamme Gowda

Building thinking machines at USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI). I've moved to new home located at isi.edu/~tg

About Me

  • Name: Thamme Gowda
  • Pronunciation:
    IPA: θʌmme gaʊdʌ
    Kannada: ತಮ್ಮೇ ಗೌಡ
    Telugu: తమ్మే గౌడ
    Devanagari: तम्मे गौड
  • Legal Name:
    Thammegowda Narayanaswamy
  • Highest Education: Master of Science
  • Address: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Personal Email: tgowdan@gmail.com
  • Work Email: tg@isi.edu

Summary

I asprire to work towards the realization of true "Thinking Machines". In the short term, I like to program and teach machines to make them understand our society in its natural settings. I’m an excellent computer programmer, experienced software engineer, and an aspiring computer scientist.

What I Do ?

My approach has been exploration of technologies followed by the focused exploitation. I have explored/worked in various roles such as front end, back end, full stack, smartphone app developer, distributed computing, information retrieval etc.,(These skills I can pull off when needed). Currently, my focus/exploitation is in the application of machine learning and deeplearning to interesting business and research problems. I have successfully built a startup platform, lead a few open source projects, and executed a couple of reasearch projects which provided experience in the following:

  • Statistical Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Backend development
  • Research Lab experience
  • Startup experience
  • Open Source experience
  • Mentoring, code reviewing, Code standards

Resume

Education

  • 08/2015 - 05/2017

    Master of Science in Computer Science

    Univeristy of Southern California (USC) , Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Major courses: Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Database systems, Information Retrieval and Web Search Engines

  • 08/2008 - 05/2012

    Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science

    Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India

    Courses: Engineering mathematics, and the foundations of Computer Science such as algorithms, data structures, operating systems, networks, etc..

Experience

  • 07/2016 - Now

    Research Programmer

    USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI), Marina Del Rey, CA, USA

    Group: Natural Language Processing group.
    Areas of work: Machine Translation, Quantum Computing

  • 06/2016 - 05/2017

    Data Scientist (Intern)

    NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA

    Groups: (1) Computer Science for Data Intensive Applications, and (2) Machine Learning and Instrument Autonomy (MLIA) group
    Area of work: Data Science (Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning)

  • 12/2015-05/2016

    Research Assistant

    Univeristy of Southern California (USC) , Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Group: Information Retrieval and Data Science Group
    Areas of work: Data Science

  • 12/2013-07/2015

    Co Founder and Technical Lead

    Datoin, Bengaluru, KA, India

  • 06/2012-07/2015

    Software Engineer (promoted to Sr.)

    Simplyphi Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru, KA, India

Skills and Expertise

Machine Learning

65%

Information Retrieval

80%

Distributed Computing

75%

NLProc

75%

Computer Vision

45%

Deep Learning

30%

More skills

Java Stack
Python Stack
Scala Stack
Hadoop / Spark
Lucene / Solr
Keras, DeepLearning4J...
Linux, Bash & GNU
SQL & RDBMS
HTTP, REST & Web Services
JavaScript, jQuery & Client Side

Publications

Works

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DARPA MEMEX

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DARPA D3M

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Mars Target Encyclopedia

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Landmarks Classification

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Sparkler

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Datoin.com Platform

Posts and Presentations