Aravind obtained his Masters degree in Statistics from Columbia University in 2012 and is presently an Analyst with D.E. Shaw & Co .,a global investment management firm based in New York. His primary interests are in Mathematics, Statistics & Machine learning. He is looking to transition into becoming a versatile Data Scientist who can effectively understand and apply classical & modern algorithms to a wide variety of problems, domains and data sets. Aravind is also a self-taught guitarist who plays Classical Indian Music, an avid Chess player and is passionate about teaching . He is hoping to integrate his passion and interests through data science to bring about a convergence in his professional and personal goals.