About Me

Ajay Pratap Singh Pundhir

Churning data to translate vision into reality, create user-friendly AI products and tell insightful stories.

► Spearheading geographically dispersed team of data scientists and ML engineers spanning diverse nationalities to develop data products and deploy Machine Learning models to production
► Proven success in identifying & disseminating machine learning & data science best practices for translating the business vision into reality.
► Leading Multidisciplinary team of Data Scientists, Machine learning Engineers and Data Engineers to build scalable solutions.
► Possesses in-depth experience translating complex customer needs into requirements to deliver features that provide competitive differentiation to the product.

Work Authorization: Distinguished Talent Independent Visa (858), Eligible for working in Australia and New Zealand.

Key Skills

Team Management

Project Management


Data Science

Cloud Computing


Positions Held

Group 42
June 2018 – Present
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Principal Data Scientist

AI Portfolio Management
Team Management
Responsible for Productionalizing AI Capabilities

American Express
Jan 2015 – Apr 2018
Bengaluru Area, India

Machine Learning Engineering Lead

Key Projects:
Social Media Analytics
Merchant Anomaly Response System

Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore
Oct 2011 – Dec 2014
Bengaluru Area, India

Technical Lead

Key Project:
Contextual recommendation Engine
Tizen Framework

Nokia R&D, India
Jan 2010 – Sep 2011
Bengaluru Area, India

Developer and Open Source Contributor

Key Project:
Editing Feature on Freoffice

Companies Worked For

Professional Education

Liverpool John Moores University,

Master of Science – MS

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Master’s Thesis with Distinction on “Contextual Image Search”

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India
2018 – 2019

PG Diploma in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India
2008 – 2010

Master of Technology (M. Tech)

Grade 3.45/4.0 GPA
Major: Software Design and Architecture

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India
2001 – 2005

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech)

Electronics Engineering