A bit about Pratap ~

I’m a full-stack data science engineer from Princeton. I build interfaces, to help people tell stories using technology and data.

I’m currently a principal data scientist at Gramener.

These days I mostly work with Python, R, JavaScript, SQL and other tools to work with data.

To get in touch with me see contact.

Work

I spend most of my time with data, code & stories. Some of my work is here, here and here. If you’d like to discuss about my work or have similar ideas to exchange, send an email. I’d love to collaborate.

Talks

I try to regularly speak at few events on data. Here’s a list of my previous talks.

Publications

I used to publish in academic journals. This was mostly in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). You could read them here.


Brief History

1989 - 2007

I was born, schooled in Hyderabad. I was average in academics, particularly enjoyed math, physics and struggled with languages.

2007 - 2011

I joined NIT, Bhopal to study electronics engineering. I probably did very little of that. I mostly stayed back, learned about electrical circuits, or ended up playing cricket/basketball for most of my time here. By the time, I left college, I could at best write code in Matlab. Last 2 years of college, I found myself mostly working the professors at Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore – solving problems related to Signal processing, Image processing and Math. And, met my wife at the college.

2011 - 2014

While I continued working with ISI and published some of my work. I joined Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore, to solve problems related to Computer Vision. Later, I moved to Thomson Reuters, Mumbai, to help companies create value out of intellectual property. I particularly didn’t enjoy the time I spent in Mumbai trains. But, I managed to pick up Python, R, JavaScript, PHP and few tools on data projects.

2014 - 2016

After stumbling on some of early Gramener’s work on Mahabharata. I spent a weekend, recreated a narrative and sending over the insights to S Anand. We talked and I joined as data scientist, where I built data solutions for companies including Airbus, Novartis, News18 and Govt of India.

2016 - 2017

Wanting to try something new. I helped build data engineering team at GrabOn, a start-up in coupon space. Then moved to Bodhtree to head the Analytics Asia practice.

2017 - Present

Presently, I’m back working with Gramener, building data products to tell stories.