Vijay K Narayanan heads the Algorithms and Data Science efforts in the Data group in Microsoft, where he works on building and leveraging machine learning platforms, tools and solutions to solve analytic problems in diverse domains. Earlier, he worked as a Principal Scientist at Yahoo! Labs, where he worked on building cloud based machine learning applications in computational advertising.
He received a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT, Chennai and a PhD in Astronomy from The Ohio State University. Narayanan has authored or coauthored approximately 55 peer-reviewed papers in astrophysics, 10 papers in machine learning and data mining techniques and applications, and 15 patents (filed or granted).
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