ML Engineer, NLP Researcher & IoT Fan Boy
Neat Freak Coder with an obsession for one-liners
P.S. I stalk PyTorch in my free time
Hi, I’m Herumb. Thanks for dropping by.
I'm currently working as an NLP Engineer at Research Rabbit & Six Degrees AI where most of my task is currently revolving around training LLMs, deploying them and using them to power SixAI pipepline. I'm a blog writer and researcher as well and am currently working on projects like ColBERT and DSPy at Stanford with Omar Khattab.

In my free time, write posts on Twitter or LinkedIn trying to introduce topics less known to beginners. Solving doubts and teaching people is something I love a lot so if you have any questions feel free to DM, I'll try my very best to help you!

I hate sports but I love sports anime and I love beatboxing as well. Ping me if you are looking for research collaborators, let's brainstorm together!

Areas of Interest

Here are a few domains that I've explored and what I'm upto...
Computer Vision
A bit closer to my heart being the first domain I explored. I explored this before I dived deep into ML so I've worked on traditional algorithms as well. Recently Diffusion Models are starting to capture my interest again.
Natural Language Processing
I Love NLP, everything about it is amazing. NLP has been my core area of interest for a while. I've done variety of projects on it, given talks on it. I love it. Currently, I'm looking into optimization of LLMs and their working.
Information Retrieval
Information Retrieval is something I've been working on for a while now. I've seen the power of it and how it can be used to solve real world problems. I've worked on traditional IR models and also on modern ones. I love it!
Model Deployment
I loving deploying models on anything in my sight. I've deployed stuff on Edge devices, Web, GUI, and deployed models as API. Being experimenting on model optimizations to improve latency betchmarks on given infrastructure.
Deep Learning Research
I've implemented papers for personal learning, for work and as freelancer for student researchers and worked with them to improve them. Up for hearing your ideas in mind and help you brainstorm how to can go about the task!
Reinforcement Learning
Reinforcement Learning was my gateway to ML, so it has always been something I wanted to try. After reading AlphaTensor I got more fascinated with it, currently learning it from a great course by HuggingFace!
Talks & Sessions
Doubts Solved
Python Libraries

Work Experience

NLP Engineer SixDegrees AI(Venture by Research Rabbit)

April, 2023 - Present
  • Work on training LLMs, deploying them and using them to power SixAI pipepline.
  • Keep up with the latest research in LLMs and use them to improve the product performance.
  • Coming up with new ideas and product logic to improve the product performance.

Machine Learning Engineer @Simplified

June, 2022 - April, 2023
  • Simplified is an AI-powered content creation platform for creators backed by tier 1 investors.
  • Research, implement and improve generative models to incorporate into the product.
  • Train and deploy models for image editing models for the Design Platform.
  • Setting up infrastructure and deployment strategies to deploy and scale models.

Data Science Intern @Simplified

January, 2022 - June, 2022
  • Creating and Optimizing GPT-3 prompts and finding new usecases for the same.
  • Train and deploy models for image editing models for the Design Platform.
  • Working with SEO team for trend analysis and data scraping for landing pages creation.

Data Science Intern @CrowdANALYTIX

July, 2021 - January, 2022
  • Researching and fine-tuning models for given task.
  • Supporting model deployment team in model code analysis and optimizations for DeployX.
  • Part of Platform Data Team.
  • Experimentation with deep learning models & architecture for DeployX.
  • Any other assignment communicated by team lead over email as needed.

NLP Research Intern @CAIR, DRDO

April, 2021 - August, 2021
  • Building and Training Language Models for the provided task.
  • Deploying model as an API via Django and a GUI interface to interact.
  • Tasks belonged to Audio and NLP Domain.
  • Task information confidential.

Jr. ML Engineer @Omdena

March, 2021 - May, 2021
  • Building Sustainable Livestock Farming Computer Vision Models on Edge Device.
  • Implemented and Experimented chicken detector based on YOLO, Mask-RCNN, etc.
  • Also Implemented object tracking of the movement of each chicken frame by frame.
  • The model runs on the hardware Raspberry Pi 4 with a Google Coral Edge-TPU.

Technical Content Intern @GeeksforGeeks

Dec, 2020 - July, 2021
  • Writing articles related to Machine Learning explaining the process.
  • Writing code related to the topic on which the blog was written.
  • Topics Included: PyTorch Lightning, Model Evaluation, Deep Learning, R Lang, etc.

Data Science and Machine Learning Teaching Assistant @Coding Ninjas

May, 2020 - September, 2020
  • Mentored a group of students in their course Data Science and Machine Learning.
  • Evaluated and improved the projects developed by students as a part of the course.

Data Science Intern @Coding Ninjas

December, 2019 - April, 2020
  • Mentored a group of students in their course Data Structure and Algorithm using C++.
  • Served as an influential contributor to projects developed by the students.


What people I worked with say about me...
Recently I worked with Herumb on Omdena's Faromatics Project to build ML models. Herumb completed the assigned tasks with perfection and proactively took the challenging work during data preparation. Being a great team player, he would always come up with creative ideas for the problems at hand. His contribution to the project is highly invaluable. I would strongly recommend Herumb.
Team Lead
Faromatics Project

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