Our next speaker in the Know Thy Speaker series is Harish Kashyap K
He will co-conduct a short hands-on workshop with Ria Aggarwal titled – Probabilistic Graphical Models, HMMs using PGMPY 

What got you into Data Science/AI?
I worked on applying AI solutions to various problems during my engineering which turned out to be useful to the community.

What is most exciting for you in Data Science/AI?
The math underneath.

What do you think is the biggest challenge faced by Data Scientist today?
The lack of understanding of the domain. While the vast community thinks of the area as a computer science problem, the reality of the domain being interdisciplinary consisting of Electrical Engineering, Math and Computer programming.

What do you think is the biggest obstacle for Data Science/AI adoption?
The lack of production software available that could be readily deployed to solve problems.

Which is your favorite session at ODSC India that you looking forward to attend?
Deep learning.

What got you interested to present at this conference?
ODSC is happening first time in India and wish to contribute.

Any personal message/remarks you want to share with the DS/AI community in India?
We are looking to interact with fellow data scientists to share what we have and learn from what they are doing.