Karthik Guruswamy is a business-first data scientist with Think Big Analytics, a Teradata company. He has worked in the database and analytics space for 20-plus years in several roles, starting out as an RDBMS server developer and later as a server architect, building data infrastructure for startups from the ground up. Today he is a principal data scientist, advising Teradata’s customers on data science use cases.
Karthik co-founded two Silicon Valley startups and was an early employee of Aster Data, which was acquired by Teradata in 2011. During the course of his startup career, he was awarded several patents in the areas of virtualization and ad networks. Karthik is also a frequent speaker at Teradata Partners conferences and blogs extensively about data science on LinkedIn and the Aster Community Portal.
Karthik is a passionate expert on building game-changing analytic solutions that allow customers to rapidly find business insights in their data. He works on both unstructured and structured data, using a wide variety of algorithms to unravel hidden structures. He uses big data technologies such as MapReduce and graph engines. He is also well-versed in traditional SQL, Python, Perl, R and Java, with expertise in classical machine learning, deep learning, text mining, time series and Markov models, pattern recognition, graph theory, and ensemble learning techniques.