Piyush Makhija

Applied Researcher
& Data Scientist


About me

Born and brought up in Delhi, I am a first generation Engineer with a passion to solve real-world problems and provide a significant technical contribution.

Having completed my MS in CS from Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on Machine Learning, I have taken fondness into applying these skills to solve socio-economic problems which bridge the gap between man & machine

I have worked as an ML Lead Scientist Vahan, where we have built a chatbot to converse with low/semi-skilled workers and with the objective to find them a suitable job. Our chatbot is able to converse with the user in a code-mixed native language with all kinds of regional & personal nuances and respond to relevant user queries. Now I am building an Ed-Tech conversational AI product that solves for personalized learning



  • Oct 2021 - Present

    Lead AI Scientist


    Conversational AI for Ed-Tech
    Built a conversational Ed-Tech product to solve for personalized learning

  • Apr 2018 - Oct 2021

    Machine Learning Lead


    Conversational AI for Recruitment
    Working with Code-Mixed data to understand user's intent, extract domain specific entities to build a chatbot for low/semi-skilled worker recruitment

  • May 2017 - Jun 2018

    Classroom Mentor

    Udacity Inc.

    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Classroom Mentor for Udacity's AI and ML Nanodegrees

  • Aug 2017 - Nov 2017

    Graduate Research Intern

    Rakuten Institue of Tecnhology, Tokyo

    Real-Time Pedestrian Detection on Nvidia Jetson Tx2 from 30m+ distance using Convolutional Neural Network for Drone project

  • Jun 2013 - May 2017

    Lead Software Engineer

    Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore

    4G/LTE PHY Layer Engineer. Ownership of eMBMS, eMBMS Relay, GCSE & 4G-3G DSDS feature development and verification




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