Welcoming Alkesh Patel to our Advisory Board

SpringRole is glad to welcome Alkesh Patel, senior software engineer at Apple Inc., on board as an advisor. Alkesh’s immense knowledge and experience will be invaluable to us and we are excited to work with him.

Alkesh Patel

SpringRole’s goal is to create a new kind of “reputation network” using Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Alkesh’s deep knowledge of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning lends itself to a natural synergy with what we are doing at SpringRole.

Alkesh is high qualified and his resume speaks for itself. He did his Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda between 2000 and 2004. He then proceeded to get his M.Tech in Intelligent Systems from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (2006–2008). His primary areas of research were Text Summarization and Information Retrieval. Between 2012–2014, Alkesh completed his MS degree from Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Currently, Alkesh is a Senior Software Engineer at Apple Inc. located in Cupertino, CA. USA. He has been part of Natural Language Processing team at Apple since May-2014. There he has been contributing in macOS, iOS and watchOS features that involve on-device Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to enhance the user experience.

Before joining Apple, he also worked as a Senior Product Engineer at Rediff.com in Mumbai for 4 years and as a Tech Lead (Search) at Verse Innovation, Bengaluru for 1 year. He has built state-of-the-art industrial solutions for Vertical Searches, Recommendation Systems, Abusive Content Filtering and Topic-based News Clustering.

My passion lies in solving challenging problems using language technologies like NLP and machine learning. When I came across SpringRole I was instantly taken over by the idea of using AI to create a robust attestation protocol. The potential that SpringRole has and the way that they can disrupt and bring honesty to something as simple as endorsements is immense. It is exciting to be a part of something like this!” — Alkesh on SpringRole

Alkesh has also published several research papers at international conferences. Some of his well-cited papers are:

· A language independent approach to multilingual text summarization

· Generic framework for recommendation system using collective intelligence

· Building optimal question answering system using configuration space exploration framework(CSE)

He has also written a chapter on “Information Security and Management in Social Network” in the book “Strategic and Practical Approaches for Information Security Governance”, IGI global publication.

SpringRole CEO, Kartik expressed his delight on having Alkesh as well:

“Alkesh is an expert in all things AI. What he has done with companies like Apple and Rediff over the years is a testament to his knowledge and innovative ability. SpringRole requires AI which can seamlessly integrate with our Blockchain system. Having Alkesh over as an advisor is going to give a big boost to our AI development.”

Our Mission

SpringRole is the first online reputation network powered by artificial intelligence and the blockchain technology. Our mission is simple: To make sure that people give endorsements which are meaningful and to help employers, from around the world, to find highly qualified people in their space based on their endorsements and reputation. You can read this article here to find a more in-depth explanation of what SpringRole can do.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alkesh-patel-73a243a/


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