As the Director of Data Science at Levi's, Pallav builds Human-Centered Machine Learning applications, and spends most of his time basking in the reflected glory of his team's accomplishments. He considers himself an outsider to the field of Data Science and arrived in the Bay area in 2010 to actually become a Structural Engineer. Starting off as a Catastrophe Modeler, predicting Hurricane tracks and assessing Earthquake aftereffects, Pallav found himself enamored with the process of extracting meaningful signals from the noisy world we live in that eventually led him to his current occupation.
Pallav is a part-time Design Thinking coach and has helped non-profits and early-age startups develop clarity on their mission and recognize growth areas. He is an avid follower of Seth Godin, Ken Robinson, and Nicholas Taleb, and is currently looking at ways to explain algorithms through cute, anthropomorphized animals.