About Me

I am currently pursuing a MS in Computer Science from UMass, Amherst.
My keen interest lies in Data Science and applications of Machine learning algorithms to real world data across varied industries.
I have worked on a variety of projects which included exploratory data analysis, data modeling, data visualization, and crafting data driven recommendations. I tend to translate a business problem to its mathematical form and solve it piece by piece using optimal method both independently and on a team.
I like to spend time outdoors and explore nearby places cycling. During my free time, I like to experiment with different cuisines and be a host to friends and family.

Contact Details

Apurva Swarnakar
162 Brittany Manor
Amherst, MA, 01002 US

aswarnakar@umass.edu apurvaswarnakar9@gmail.com


Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

B.Tech, Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering 2012-2016

Programming and Data Structure, Data Structure and Object Representation,
Probability and Stochastic Process, Design and Analysis of Algorithms


Machine Learning - University of Washington
The Data Scientists Toolbox - John Hopkins University,
Deep Learning specialisation

Top Skills

  • Python
  • R
  • PyTorch
  • C++
  • SQL
  • Excel
  • AWS (S3, Sagemaker)

Work Experience

Intuit AI

Data Scientist Intern June 2020 - August 2020

GE Healthcare

Graduate Student ML Researcher January 2020 - April 2020

ZS Associates

Data Science Associate Consultant June 2018 - July 2019

Data Science Associate July 2016 - June 2018

Among top 10% of the batch to receive promotion in 4 cycles

Took R sessions for cross functional teams

Quest Hackathon, Awarded in two categories - Best in ROI and Technical Feasibility for Heart rate abnormality detection app


Technology Summer Trainee May 2015 - July 2015

Additiveware International Pvt. Ltd.

Engineering Intern May 2014 - June 2014

Leadership Roles

Course Assistant, UMass Amherst

Assisting professor for Foundation of Robotics course grading and brainstorming with students during office hours

Founding Committee Member, Kharagpur Data Analytics Group, IIT Kharagpur

Co-founded KDAG to create a public students forum to learn and discuss together machine learning algorithms and their applications to a wide range of problems through brainstroming and practicing problems such as theft prediction, clustering Google news' topics and sentiments

Governor, Communique (Soft-skills society), IIT Kharagpur

Led a team of 15 members to organize events for soft skills development, increased the event count by 100% and piloted new in-house initiatives such as Design Thinking, Glossophobia workshop and English Learning Program

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2013 Intern , IIT Kharagpur

Publicized about Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Jaipur. I successfully brought a first time outstation participation of 10 participants and 5 media articles in local newspapers