I'm Vithursan Thangarasa, a design-minded engineer focused on embedding artificial intelligence into applications that can transform our world in ways many of us can barely imagine

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I'm currently a Machine Learning Engineer at Tesla working with a super talented team of engineers on future products and computer vision systems for Tesla's vehicles. As a graduate student advised by Dr. Graham W. Taylor, I am working towards an MASc at University of Guelph's Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG). I completed my BEng. in Engineering Systems and Computing, along with four awesome internships at Scotiabank, ON Semiconductor, Evertz Microsystems, and Jamdeo.

As a Machine Learning Researcher, I am interested in developing Continual/Lifelong Learning algorithms that allow Deep Neural Networks to continually evolve over time and dynamically adapt to unseen real-world environments at test time, and improve as they operate. I enjoy bridging the gap between machine learning research and engineering — combining my technical knowledge with my keen eye for design to create a beautiful product. My goal is to always build applications that are scalable and efficient under the hood while providing engaging, streamlined user experiences.

When I'm not in front of a computer screen, I'm probably playing basketball, working out at the gym, or drawing beautiful landscapes, architectures or cars with pencil.

Software Skills
  • Python
  • C
  • C++
  • HTML
ML Frameworks
  • PyTorch
  • TensorFlow
  • Scientific Python Stack
  • CNN
  • RNN
  • LSTM
  • GAN
  • VAE
  • Seq2Seq
DevOps Tools
  • AWS
  • Kubernetes
  • Terraform
  • CloudFormation
  • Docker
  • Jira
  • Git
Hardware Skills
  • Verilog
  • VHDL
Design Tools
  • Xilinx ISE
  • Vivado HLS
  • GNU ARM Eclipse
  • Simulink
  • Embedded Systems
  • Xilinx Zynq-7000
  • ARM Cortex-M
May 2018 - Present
Machine Learning Engineer
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Deep Learning Data Scientist
Hardware and Systems Developer
Software Engineer, Video Compression
Mobile Application Developer, Android
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