Prashant Khanduri


Solutions Architect - Runner - Tennis Enthusiast

Currently in New Delhi, India

About Me

Hi there! I'm Prashant Khanduri
I'm originally from India. Although most of my school days were spent in India (New Delhi), a few of them slipped into Nepal (Kathmandu), Canada (Waterloo) and United States (Los Angeles)
On a day to day basis, I tell computers what to do and they seem to obey me (for the most part). I end up getting paid for some of it, the other portion ends up on a public domain
I also blog, but I haven't really scoped out the topics I'd like to talk about. For now, I'm just using it to collect ideas that I find interesting. I hope someday a pattern will emerge
You know a lot about me now! .. Ok your turn

Current

LANGUAGES

python
javascript
TOOLS

vim
shell-scripting
visual code
FRAMEWORKS

react
flask
gatsby
react native
expo

Past

LANGUAGES

C#
Java
C / C++
Self
objective-c
PHP
Perl
TOOLS

visual-studio
eclipse
x-code
FRAMEWORKS

django
angular
yeoman
code-igniter
mason
cake-php

Experience

  • SN126 Inc
    San Fransisco, CA -- NCR, India
    2018 - current
    Co-Founder / CTO
    An open source tool that allows developers to catch bugs before they are pushed to production
    Define the open core and hosted strategies for Diffy
    Architect the hosted solution with a focus on generating review insights
  • Affirm
    San Fransisco, CA
    2015 - 2018
    Engineering Manager
    Platform team
    The team is responsible for building our own proprietary financial platform, as well as our real-time high-throughput data processing pipeline
    Build and maintain the underwriting pipeline for all product flows
    Architect the offline infrastructure to be used by Data Science for iterating and improving credit and fraud models
  • Jawbone
    San Fransisco, CA
    2014 - 2015
    Senior Software Engineer
    Insights & Intelligence team
    The team is responsible for building an intelligent guide that helps our users make good health choices
    Building the core intelligence for the Smart Coach brand
    Building the Insights system and the internal CRM system to manage the insight content
  • Hearsay Social
    San Fransisco, CA
    2012 - 2014
    Full stack developer
    Engagement team
    Team's goal was to keep the user engagement up and unblock any onboarding issues (growing the monthly active users)
    Designed and developed a notification platform for our software
    Worked on building the analytics and reporting framework
  • Microsoft Inc
    Seattle, WA
    2009 - 2012
    SDE II
    Bing - Relevance
    Team was responsible for ranking the top documents in Bing's algorithmic web search results (Top 100K queries)
    Developing new algorithms to extract ranking signals and features from petabytes of user browsing activity logs
    Using data mining and machine learning techniques to optimize user satisfaction metrics
    Windows Live
    Worked with two separate groups (Service Management / Monetization) on delivering project critical components
    Implemented a service for syncing data from a system store to a DHCP server (for the server to hand out correct IP leases required for PXE booting)
    Helped design the next generation monetization solution to better target Hotmail users
  • Internships
    Various Locations
    2004 - 2009
    Intern
    Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Live Mesh - May 2009 – Aug 2009
    Created an assembly that provisioned a delegated authentication token management service
    Amazon.com Inc
    Personalization - Aug 2007 - Dec 2007
    Worked on a ranking mechanism to generate a tag set which describe the list recommended items
    Sun Microsystems
    Complex Systems Group - Jan 2006 - Apr 2006
    Participated in the design and development of a simulation infrastructure for the behavioral analysis of wireless sensor networks
    Amazon.com Inc
    Digital Media Technologies - May 2005 - Aug 2005
    Worked on the variety of upgrades to the digital media pipeline (mainly the first internal REST client to the S3 service)
    Epson Canada
    Barcode Recognition - Jan 2004 - Apr 2004
    Developed a universal 2D barcode decoding application for hand-held image-scanners

Activities

PROJECTS

Structure extractor: Craigslist
Transliteration: En to Hi
Emotion Recognition: Aritificial Neural Networks
Sudoku Solver: CSP
GROUPS

Asha for Education
Ekal Vidyalaya
USC Trekkers group
Engineering Exploration Volunteer
HOBBIES

Tennis / Racquet ball enthusiast
Practicing Yoga

Education

  • 2008 - 2009
    Los Angeles, CA

    Masters in Computer Science
    Specialization in Human Language technology (Applied Artificial Intelligence)
  • 2003 - 2008
    Ontario, Canada

    Bachelor in Applied Science – Computer Engineering (Honors)
    Option in Software Engineering