Dr. Pavan Kumar Rallabandi is a machine learning / deep learning scientist working as Head of Data Science at Founders Factory Africa. He is working across the different businesses in building and scaling using the data driven architecture.
He completed his PhD in Computer Science( Machine Learning ) and did postdoctoral research in bioinformatics at the South African National Bioinformatics Research Institute(SANBI). Rallabandi’s PhD project involves the design and development of advanced hybrid neural symbolic connectionist algorithm which can be applied in speech recognition, bioinformatics, gene sequencing, biometrics and so on. During his postdoctoral research, he was involved in developing the ML algorithms for miRNA target predictions for mosquito and human genome.
He worked as a research scientist in healthcare thematic area at IBM Research Africa focussing on developing the innovative ways to address the healthcare challenges in Africa especially in cancer genomics.
He also worked as a senior data scientist in NedBank and mainly focussed on building and implementing the advanced ML/DL models for fraud detection using SPARK ML libraries. He has very good experience working with different clients in different domains such as Healthcare, Retail and Banking.