Samriddhi comes from a Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) background. He has many years of experience doing geospatial analyses and programming. He received his Master’s degree in Geography from Auburn University and has Bachelors of Engineering in Geomatics from Kathmandu University. During his Masters, he was involved with two separate projects from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Water Resources (OWR) in Alabama, where he performed spatial and statistical analyses on aerial and satellite images. During this time, he developed web-based and custom desktop GIS applications. After graduating from Auburn University, he joined Sun IT solutions where he underwent training in Big Data (Hadoop, Spark) and Data Warehousing Technologies (Informatica, Teradata). At NYCDSA, Samriddhi completed 5 projects where he used his programming and machine learning skills to build apps and answer various research questions. He built interactive Shiny apps, one of which focused on analyzing sentiments of twitter feeds and another helped potential renters search for apartments in Manhattan. For his Capstone project, he built an app which displayed topic models created from the Yelp Dataset to help restaurant owners improve their business.