Ankush Patel

Machine Learning Engineer
Exploring New Ventures

Welcome to my corner of the web! I'm glad you stumbled upon my site, adventurer! Here, you'll get a glimpse into who I am and what I'm passionate about. Feel free to explore my blog, where I share insights into both my professional journey and my diverse array of interests. And if you're interested in learning more about my professional background, you can find me on LinkedIn.

My academic journey began at the University of Tennessee, where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Building on that foundation, I pursued a Master's degree in Computer Science at TENNLab, a cutting-edge research group dedicated to revolutionizing computing through insights from the human brain. During my time there, I delved into the fascinating realm of neuromorphic algorithms, tackling challenges such as 3D navigation and LiDAR-based object detection. Working with Intel's Loihi, a specialized neuromorphic research chip, was a particularly enriching experience.

In my career, I've been fortunate to work across various domains, honing a diverse skill set along the way. At Potify, a startup I co-founded, we developed and deployed a pothole management application, facilitating Knoxville's transition to a modern, mobile-based work order system. During an internship at AT&T, I engineered a robust NoSQL Cassandra database API, enabling real-time audits for vast datasets. My short tenure at Meta involved building a GraphQL API in PHP to streamline branded content creation. Most recently, I contributed to Spice, where we leveraged AI to develop an innovative image editing tool, tackling tasks ranging from text-to-image conversion to inpainting.

Proficient in Python, C++, and JavaScript, I thrive on tackling complex challenges and pushing the boundaries of technology. Outside the realm of work, you'll often find me leading an active lifestyle, whether it's hitting the gym 🏋️‍♂️, skiing down slopes 🎿, or exploring the depths while scuba diving 🤿. I'm a passionate foodie who loves discovering new restaurants 🍽️, and I enjoy capturing moments through photography 📸 during my travels. Given the time, I'd love to reignite my passion for Brazilian jiu-jitsu 🥋, delve into the world of e-commerce 💼, and capture the beauty of the cosmos through astrophotography 🌌.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed the brief glimpse into my world!