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Anirudh Koul

Anirudh Koul is a Senior Data Scientist at Microsoft AI and Research. Anirudh brings over a decade of production-oriented Applied Research/Data Science experience on Peta Byte scale datasets, with features shipped to about a billion people. An entrepreneur at heart, he has been running a mini-startup team within Microsoft, prototyping ideas using computer vision and deep learning techniques for augmented reality, productivity, and accessibility -  building tools for communities with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments. A regular at hackathons, he has won close to three dozen awards, including top-three finishes for four years consecutively in the world’s largest private hackathon, with 18,000 participants. Some of his recent work, which IEEE has called “life changing,” has been showcased at White House events, Netflix, National Geographic and more.