Ravinithesh

Digital Humanities PhD @ EPFL ,
Research Assistant @ Idiap

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CP308-2

Centre du Parc

Rue Marconi 19, Martigny

Switzerland

I am a first-year Digital Humanities Ph. D. student at EFPL and a Research Assistant in the Social Computing Group at Idiap Research Institute under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez.

I am working on designing computational tools for urban security missions, together with multiple European cities and NGOs, following a human-centered methodology as part of the IcARUS project, funded under the European Union H2020 program.

Previously, I was a Data Scientist in Product Development and Algorithm Development team at Ground Inc., Tokyo, after graduating as a Computer Science Engineer from Mahindra École Centrale with a thesis on Adaptive Critic Design for Extreme Learning Machines. After a spell at Ground Inc., I finished a Digital Humanities MSc at EPFL with a thesis on creating a system to search for famous artwork patterns in children’s drawings and an internship at Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris for the Richelieu. Histoire du quartier program.

I am broadly interested in the application of Data Science in social/political science alongside creating education solutions and political empowerment. Here is a small interview where I talked about my interests.

I am keen on collaborations, so if you have similar interests or think I can be of any help with your work, please feel free to drop me a message!

news

Oct 1, 2022 Started Ph.D as Research Assistant in the Social Computing Group at Idiap Research Institute under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez.
Jul 20, 2022 Presented master thesis at the Institut Mondial d’Art de la Jeunesse - Centre pour l’UNESCO in Troyes, France.
Jul 15, 2022 Successfully defended my master thesis on Searching for visual patterns in a children’s drawings collection.