Hello, World! I’m Aditya Thakker. I am an Incoming Computer Science Masters Student at Northeastern University. I completed my Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I call myself a Multipotentiolite because I like to learn and read about stuff not just from one field but from various fields. I am also an avid book reader and my reading interests are Mystery (Fiction), Urban Thrillers(Fiction), Legal Thrillers(Fiction), Self Help (Non-Fiction), and Biographies(Non-Fiction). I am also a Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Enthusiast. I love to learn and teach things I know to others, especially Deep Learning. I use ML and DL for Natural Language Processing tasks most of the time. I am currently a Deep Learning Scientist at IIT Bombay working for Government of India. Previously, I have worked at Xerox Research Center, Language Technologies Research Centre at IIIT Hyderabad, EGyaan, and IDPET at IIT Bombay. I have authored one paper on Acronym Disambiguations in ICON-2017. Apart from the this stuff, I like to create Android Apps and Web Apps. Most of the time I create things that help me become more productive 😛 . Leaving the tech aside, I love playing and watching Cricket and also love playing Football. In most of my free time, I read or just roam around the Internet in search of something interesting 😀 .

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Life Lessons from Gradient Descent

It's been a long time since I was introduced to Gradient Descent algorithm. Basically, gradient descent is an algorithm in optimization theory which helps us find out the most optimal solution to a function. It is based on a simple idea, rather than...

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Introduction to Word2Vec & How it Works

In this post I will be giving the readers an Introduction to Word2Vec. We will first see What are Vector Space Models and then we will dive into Word Embeddings. The aim of this post is to understand Word2Vec model which is a neural word embedding model which has...

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Glossary

  This post consists of common terminologies along with their explanation that I will be using in my other articles. Note: This is an ongoing post and will be updated as I come across new terminologies   Principle Component Analysis Principle Component Analysis is a...

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Quotes I Like

  • A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. Tyrion Lannister
    Book Series - ASOIAF
  • Life is like Gradient Descent, it can sometimes get stuck at local optima but only hard work will take to you to the most successful point Aditya Thakker

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