Hi! I am Arnav Kansal. I am passionate about Machine Learning, high-performance systems and their applications in technology and finance. In the past I have worked on the Linux Kernel, Low Level HFT software, x86 Simulators, recommendation systems, NLP, Economics of a small cafe, etc. In general, I like to solve challenging, real life problems.
My complete resume can be found here.
I am set to join Uber in their freight team this summer as a Software Engineer. I have been very lucky to experience the frontier of cutting edge tech be it at Tech or Financial firms. Last summer during my Masters at NYU Courant, I interned at Citadel Securities in their Low Latency Technologies team. Prior to that during my undergrad, I have also had the opportunity to work at Samsung Electronics on the scheduler of the linux kernel for one of their Android smartphones (Samsung C7) as a summer intern.
I am a graduate student at NYU, Courant School of Mathematical Sciences, where I am pursuing a Masters in Computer Science, where I am working with Professor Zahran on developing a self learning AI support for architecture which optimises tunables in the HW at runtime for any application. Before this, I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in Electrical Engineering. Back in IIT, I worked with Prof. Jayadeva on various aspects of machine learning(ranking systems) and recommendation systems. My thesis from IITD.
More information on my projects can be found on my GitHub Page.
I am learning to play an electric guitar and also like to cook in my spare time. I like to play soccer and enjoy running.
During graduate school, I was living in Manhattan, NY where I found a new love for coffee and here are some nice places to get coffee while in the big apple. Also, included are some brunch places I love!
I am always excited to know about the next generation video games and the latest gaming PCs that can be built to play them. I once successfully overclocked an Intel E8400 Dual Core to 4.0 Ghz from its base clock of 3.0 Ghz.
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- Chanakya, 300BC[English Translation] The test for purity of gold is performed by rubbing, heating, pounding and cutting. Similarly, the true characteristic of a person are revealed at the time of intense trouble. His manners, voice and actions will reveal a lot about him.