Avinash Ahuja

Student, Software Engineer, and Consultant in Urbana, Illinois

I am a Graduate Student in CS at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My work focuses on applying Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to generate labor market metrics from online job and resume postings. I am interested in applying data science in the areas of Open Governance and Civic Technology. I was a summer fellow at the Data Science for Social Good program and have received a Student Travel Award for KDD’16. Previously I have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from NITK Surathkal. I worked for two years as a Sr. Engineer at Larsen & Toubro before enrolling at UIUC for his Master’s in Civil Engineering. Beyond research, I help in creating awareness, and raise funds for the education of underprivileged children in India with the UIUC chapter of the NGO, Asha for Education.

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