I am a researcher from the Steinbeck group at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany. I am currently working on my PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof.Dr.Christoph Steinbeck and Prof.Dr.Achim Zielesny. The work that I do mainly focuses on using deep learning methodologies for chemical data mining and Natural language processing (NLP) for understanding chemical structure string representations. I work primarily using the Google cloud platform and Google’s Tensor Processing Units (TPUs). Apart from that I also work as a teaching assistant for cheminformatics and python courses
Currently, I am a full-time researcher, a hobbyist photographer, and a foodie, with a great passion for cooking and baking.
Summarized few of my professional skills
In my lifetime, I have been fortunate enough to live, work and study in multiple countries. Each of them has shaped me into the person I am today.
July 2017 - today
The work is currently ongoing for the major part of my PhD thesis and two papers have been published on it already.
August 2020 - today
STOUT: SMILES TO IUPAC Translator is built using the same concept as a Neural Machine Translation(NMT). STOUT is initially trained on a subset downloaded from PubChem containing 30 Million SMILES and 60 Million SMILES. which got converted into SELFIES using the SELFIES package. The same set of SMILES also was converted into IUPAC names using ChemAxon "molconvert", a command-line program in Marvin Suite 20.15 from ChemAxon (https://www.chemaxon.com). Later the textual data was converted into TFRecords(Binary files) for training on Tensor Processing Units(TPUs).
December 2019 - June 2020
Molecule Set Comparator (MSC) is designed as an application that enables a user to do a versatile and fast comparison of large molecule sets with a unique inter-set, molecule-to-molecule comparison, for the original set and a predicted set of molecules obtained by machine learning approaches. The molecule-to-molecule comparison is based on chemical descriptors, which are included in the Chemistry Development Kit (CDK), such as Tanimoto similarities, atom/bond/ring counts, and physicochemical properties like logP. The results are presented graphically and summarized by interactive histograms that can be exported in publication quality
July 2020 - today
I was part of the data curation work and desinged the logo for the project
December 2016 - May 2017
A Java based to tool to explore and generate the conformers of a bioactive molecule systematically.
July 2017 - Present
My PhD Thesis is currently in progress.
July 2015 - June 2017
I completed my Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, in Pune, India. For my Masters’ thesis, I worked primarily in cheminformatics.
September 2011 - November 2014
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, in Bangalore, India.
Here are a few of the scientific papers I have published over the course of my scientific career. All of my papers are open-access because I exclusively work on open-source and open-data projects. My code for the projects is available on GitHub.
The logos of the projects and the naturalproducts.net website were designed by me.
I do click plenty more, to check them all visit my Instagram and to download them as wallpapers check my artist page on walli.
One of my all-time favorite photos, shot at a small #coffee shop in #Aberdeen, in 2018. I still love the moody effect this photo has, gives me the feeling of coziness.#photography is always been my kind of meditation.
My favourite type of photograph is the moody one since I'm able to describe my mood through the frames and show what time and place they were taken.
Getting perfect wallpapers for a phone with an OLED screen is a challenge due to the fact that many of the OLED friendly wallpapers are composed with a black background and an object containing vibrant colours. So, I thought of creating some of my own.
I always enjoyed winter more than spring and summer, every time I see snowfall, my inner child gets excited like it's the first time.
Capturing the night sky and stars is something absolutely calm and wonderful. I was fortunate enough to get a shot of the Neowise comet in 2020.
Having clicked this photograph using my phone, it immediately struck everyone who saw it. In addition, it is the reason why I began printing my photographs in the first place.
I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to contact me directly or simply follow me on my GitHub and social media accounts.
Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
Friedrich Schiller University
Phone: +49 3641 948783