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Parth K. Thaker

Ph.D. Student

Arizona State University

Namaste!

I am working towards my PhD in Electrical Engineering department at Arizona State University. Currently, I am working with Prof. Gautam Dasarathy on the intersection between graphs and optimization.

Previously, I was holding the position of Systems Engineer at Netradyne . I was working on using sensor information from Mobile devices/IMU chips to draw out statistics on the general driving behavior of an individual to develop better driver safety features.

I have dual degree (B.Tech + M.Tech) from Electrical Department at IIT Madras. I did my Senior thesis under the guidance of Dr. Radha Krishna Ganti on the broad topic Rank Preserving optimization using Factored Gradient Descent. My thesis work can be found here

Interests

  • Theoritical Optimization
  • Statistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Graph Theory

Education

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2022

    Arizona State University

  • M.Tech in Communication, 2016

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, 2015

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate student

Arizona State University

Aug 2017 – Present Phoenix, Arizona
 
 
 
 
 

Systems Engineer

Netradyne

Aug 2016 – May 2017 Bangalore, India
 
 
 
 
 

Intern

Securifi Systems Pvt. Ltd

May 2014 – Jun 2014 Hyderabad, India
 
 
 
 
 

Intern

Cisco Systems Pvt. Ltd

May 2013 – Jun 2013 Bangalore, India
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate student

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Aug 2011 – Aug 2016 Chennai, India

Recent Posts

Skippings in projected gradient descent

Effects of skippings in projection for projected gradient descent.

Basic look over Chebyshev Polynomials

A introductory article over the construction and behavior of chebyshev polynomials

Experimentation with audio sink

A experiment journal entry for audio sink

Linux DC++ problem

A cautionary note to linux DC++ users

Managing multiple github accounts

A walkthrough on dealing with multiple github accounts