Yad Konrad

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Hello. I’m Yad.

I do research for a living.

Previously, my work has been around software engineering and applied research by implementing and applying machine learning models to hard sciences.

I might be open to collaborate if the stars align, (not sure what that means), Ping Me Maybe? I love what I do and I do it best with people who are passionate about their work. I also work with some amazing collaborators :), if not me, then I can ping friends to advise.

 

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What Else?

 

My Research Interest:
Program Synthesis...

Current Status:
Out there jumping out of my comfort-zone.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2099

Something New

My Magic 8-Ball says 📉🏋️‍♀️📈 🔥😱🥊

Interested in independent research, research reproducibility, program synthesis|| Self-discipline and immersive learning

my work covers

  • For machine learning, doing research in Program Synthesis and building research tools for machine learning.
  • For immersive learning, I'm meeting and building a program.
  • 2019

    Head of Machine Learning and Research

    Roby

    Roby provides a conversational AI service hub for the next generation office. Roby learns from employees feedback to take predictive actions that resolve employee requests.

    my work covers

  • Working with HVAC data and building energy simulators.
  • Building dynamics model for energy regulation within commerical buildings powered by Honeywell.
  • Research around zone of proximal development and productivity at work through environment sensors and support ticketing systems.

  • projects I work(ed) during this time:

    How Roby uses Machine Learning to make workspaces comfortable and productive:

    Read On Roby.

    2012

    Founder, Software Architect

    Easy Route

    Easy Route was a short lived startup that I founded during my school years working with Microsoft with the help of my Professor (Dr.Hemin Latif). It’s purpose was to find critical and faster routes using close friends routes that shared on the network. Mostly to report traffic accidents. Now, it’s a little tiny feature on Nokia Maps.

    my work covers

  • Introduced the use of GSM / GPRS data for geo-location without real Internet coverage in developing countries.
  • Built end to end hybrid graph algorithm to offer routing using GSM / GPRS data.
  • Used C#, ASP.net and lots of real graph algorithms.
  • 2017

    Machine Learning Engineer

    4th n Town

    I'm a founder of this company, My goal for this entity is to collaborate with other research teams by doing applied research in machine learning.

    my work covers

  • Implementing models from papers.
  • Working on Neural Machine Translation models.
  • Improving upon Seq2Seq Architectures.

  • projects I work(ed) during this time:

    Research Engineer

    I collaborated with a team of data scientists to build an Engineering Assistant using different approaches of machine learning, from linear models to deep learning.

  • Matching Issues with commits to avoid duplicate work.
  • Predicting labels for issues, whether; Bug, Feature or a Chore.
  • Generating commits from code.
  • Collecting Daily Stand Ups and summarizing them.
  • Issue Dup-Detector Demo Issue Labeler Demo

    2015

    Tech Lead & Web Architect

    Draper University

    I started from software engineering, then to lead the incredible technical team to build the following products:

    my work covers

  • Draper University Site
  • Draper TV
  • Draper U Online School

  • projects I work(ed) during this time:

    Web Architect

    I built a video streaming service end to end, to serve about 17 Terabyte of videos.

  • S3 with Elastic Transcoder right after video uploaded.
  • Lambda Service with EC2 instances to fetch the videos to application side.
  • Generating commits from code.
  • CloudFront with SQS to cache and expire videos streamed.
  • EDUCATION HISTORY

    2013

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

    my work covers

  • The classes I loved; HTTP Protocol & Web Architecture, Algorithms Ground Up, Advanced Network Security, Research (Graph Algorithms) and finally Capstone Project in NLP.
  • AUI-S's CS program follows the ACM based curriculum.
  • I Built my first startup out of a research project here as well.

  • projects I work(ed) during school:

    Design Editor - (AUIS Voice)

    I helped starting an independent student newspaper for the first time in North Iraq.

    President - (ASITA)

    I started a computer science club on campus that worked on several applied CS projects.

    President / Member - (ACM Chapter)

    I opened the ACM student chapter in Iraq for the first time as well.

    2012

    Game Design / IAM(Interactive Art in Media)

    Columbia College Chicago

    😐 , nope, game design wasn’t the right one, dropped out back to CS degree at AUIS, though I learned about these topics in the meantime over there:

    my work covers

  • AI; Basic of AI algorithms within Video Games.
  • Literature; Studied ‘Hero With A Thousand Faces’ by Joseph Campbell.
  • I Built my first startup out of a research project here as well.
  • BONUS MATERIAL

    2017

    Foresight Institute Fellow

    Foresight Institute

    Joined the annual Foresight Institute in 2017, to brainstorm the impact of AI on different aspects of science.

    2016

    Clinton Foundation Panelist (Educating Refugees and Children in Crisis)

    The Clinton Foundation

    During the panel, I focused on how much education and sense of connections from outside world is needed with the generation left behind, in case of wars and catastrophes.

    2016

    Top Writer 2016

    Quora

    "Combine the best answers to any question in one place". That’s what the goal is on Quora and I tend to share my part.

    2012

    AMENDS Fellow

    The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS)

    The American Middle Eastern Network for Dialogue at Stanford (AMENDS) is a collaborative student-led initiative interested in the promotion of understanding and respect around the Middle East, and the support of a generation of leaders who are working to ignite concrete social and economic development in the MENA region.

    2016

    Microsoft YouthSpark Advocate

    Microsoft

    YouthSpark Advocates are young leaders who have been selected to represent YouthSpark through online and offline activities. Advocates become subject matter experts in Microsoft YouthSpark world.

    2010

    Imagine Cup Winner / Microsoft Student Partner

    Microsoft

    Won the 1st place for regional in 2011, 2nd Place for 2010 and became MSP to start the ACM chapters.

    My Braindumps in a writing log (WLOG):

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    "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and fur boa who sat upright, raising a heavy fur muff that covered the whole of her lower arm towards the viewer. Gregor then turned to look out the window at the dull weather. Drops of rain could be heard hitting the pane, which made him feel quite sad. "How about if I sleep a little bit longer and forget all this nonsense", he thought, but that was something he was unable to do because he was used to sleeping on his right, and in his present state couldn't get into that position. However hard he threw himself onto his right, he always rolled back to where he was. He must have tried it a hundred times, shut his eyes so that he wouldn't have to look at the floundering legs, and only stopped when he began to feel a mild, dull pain there that he had never felt before.

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