Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business
Have been building software and hardware over the past 20 years. Comfortable solving scruffy problems with ingenuity. Have led teams working on inter-disciplinary problems in consumer-oriented and enterprise applications. Been in the startup space last six+ years working on large scale data analysis, machine learning, text analysis, developing scalable systems with the latest tech stack. Pedigree designing/building
Have been building software and hardware over the past 20 years. Comfortable solving scruffy problems with ingenuity. Have led teams working on inter-disciplinary problems in consumer-oriented and enterprise applications. Been in the startup space last six+ years working on large scale data analysis, machine learning, text analysis, developing scalable systems with the latest tech stack. Pedigree designing/building robots, writing hybrid controllers and understanding the whole analog/digital stack. Enjoy coding/hacking and continue to publish.
Over the past few years, I have focused on building and leading tech teams and dealt with all aspects of tech related startup activity - iterative biz model dev., product dev, product management, consumer/ux dev., devops, marketing, R&D. I understand the complexities of shipping a product in the internet/web/mobile era and believe in the lean startup philosophy. I enjoy the startup enterprise and have much to offer with my energy/enthusiasm and skills.
Hands-on development experience with state-of-art tools,techniques including JAVA/C++/Lisp, web technologies, open source tools. Have published 25+ research papers in information integration, online advertising, e-commerce, product design. Interested in driving the evolution of the next generation of information-driven consumer/enterprise apps/devices/products/services.
Application Areas: Online advertising, audience research, information integration, search/info. extraction, content analysis, engineering design, PLM.
Tools/Methods: Unstructured information mgmt.(text/audio/video), NLP, machine learning, math modeling/statistical tools, Big Data toolkit (Hadoop/Pig/Hive, R, Spark, SOLR, Mongo and more).
CTO @ Developing data driven location-centric technology to monitor consumer dynamics and help reconcile the online world with the offline world for marketers, retailers and publishers. From May 2015 to Present (8 months) San Francisco Bay AreaPrincipal @ Consulting on machine learning, NLP and big data projects in AdTech, E-commerce, Media, Text Analytics From April 2010 to Present (5 years 9 months) Head of Engineering @ Led effort on pipeline to aggregate and "annotate" clinical health care data for enabling large-scale healthcare informatics. From July 2014 to April 2015 (10 months) CTO @ Defined and built out a realtime integrated listening and engagement platform for analyzing social media, identifying influencers and selecting engageable conversational nuggets. Responsible for R&D, Product management, Engineering and Offshore (India) development. From May 2011 to September 2013 (2 years 5 months) Chief Architect/Scientist @ Designed/developed Reputation.com backend data processing platform including search/scrape/crawl, information extraction, entity disambiguation, clustering, and analytics. From October 2009 to April 2011 (1 year 7 months) Director, Platform development @ Definition, cross-functional coordination, hands-on research and development of Next Generation features of the ZillionTV platform with focus on Personalization/Advertising/Search systems From March 2009 to October 2009 (8 months) Principal Engineer @ Responsible for development/deployment/evaluation of a) advanced content indexing and retrieval systems including personalization and b)next-gen advertisement systems including targeting, delivery, measurement and revenue management. From June 2008 to March 2009 (10 months) Architect @ Individual contributor responsible for development of AI/machine learning tools for content extraction/data managment. Prototyping and hands on development with C++ and JAVA. Applications for enhanced Information retrieval with focus on Sentiment Analysis, Reputation management, Clustering and Semantics-based search. From February 2006 to June 2008 (2 years 5 months) VP of Product Management @ Led a product development effort for a distributed agent-based system for automated bid management for sponsored advertising at a venture in stealth mode. Defined the product architecture and managed small development team. Hands on implementation with team in JAVA, Web services, GWT and server-side technologies From May 2005 to November 2005 (7 months) Assistant Professor @ Pursued research and development in information integration, workflow management, applications of micro-economic models for resource allocation, and Semantic Web technologies. Taught core courses in software engineering and business issues in large-scale IT deployment such as ERP to masters, PhD and MBA students. From June 2000 to June 2005 (5 years 1 month) Engineering Systems Analyst @ Developed and deployed advanced Engineering KM technologies for design process automation and information integration. Led large-scale knowledge acquistion of engineering content, semantic and process modeling of engineering knowledge and worked with team of JAVA developers architecting, implementing, and validating knowledge-based engineering system. From June 1997 to June 2000 (3 years 1 month)
PhD, Robotics/Automation/Operations Mgmt. @ Carnegie Mellon University From 1992 to 1998 MSIA, Industrial Administration @ Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business From 1992 to 1994 MS, ABD, Industrial/Manfgg. Engg. @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst From 1990 to 1992 B Tech, Mechanical Engineering @ Indian Institute of Technology, Madras From 1986 to 1990 PSBBPSBB Madhusudan Therani is skilled in: Analytics, Distributed Systems, Machine Learning, Big Data, Product Lifecycle Management, Online Advertising, HTML, Management, Product Development, Search, Software Engineering, Software Development, Entrepreneurship, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Algorithms
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