A bit about Pratap ~
I’m a full-stack data science engineer from India. I build interfaces, to help people tell stories using technology and data.
I’m currently a principal data scientist at Khan Academy.
To get in touch with me see contact.
I spend most of my time with data, code & stories. Some of my work is here and twitter. If you’d like to discuss about my work or have similar ideas to exchange, send an email. I’d love to collaborate.
I try to regularly speak at few events on data. Here’s a list of my previous talks.
I used to publish in academic journals. This was mostly in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). You could read them Google Scholar.
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
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 - 2021
I joined back Gramener, to build data products to tell stories. I had moved to Princeton during this time.
2021 - Present
Presently, I’m working with Khan Academy, to make better decisions with data to improve learner outcomes.