Piyush Agarwal

Data Scientist in San Diego, California

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Piyush is an extraverted, curious, thorough and highly organized individual who is working as a Data Scientist in the domain of financial fraud detection and is currently focused on building solutions to help tackle the problem of money laundering.

After spending some time at a few well known global Universities and Companies, where he gained theoretical and practical experience in both analytics and software development, Piyush knows how to build quality machine learning models while writing clean, concise and readable code. His extensive experience with both analytics and software, in addition to providing quality interactions with all of his clients, give him an advantage of being a well rounded data scientist.

Piyush has worked on projects with various multinational organizations like TRW Automotive, Facebook, Scotiabank, HSBC, etc. and has also completed various online courses including a Nanodegree in Machine Learning from Udacity, Practical Machine Learning from John Hopkins University (offered through Coursera), Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials offered by Microsoft through edX and MongoDB for Python Developers by MongoDB Inc.

Piyush holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In his leisure time, you can find him hiking, camping, motorcycling, running, taking cool photos, playing ping pong or soccer, etc. Feel free to connect with him; he’s always up for a good chat.

  • Work
    • FICO
  • Education
    • University of North Carolina at Greensboro (USA)
    • Amity University (INDIA)
I had the opportunity to work with Piyush on a group software development project at UNCG. Piyush was a creative problem solver with strong programming skills. I also found him to be a natural leader and team player. He later provided me with a lot of guidance to help me on a project in which I was setting up a Hadoop cluster. His support was extremely important. Piyush is passionate about learning new programming languages and always ready to share his knowledge with others.
Stephen Cowie, student at UNCG
Piyush, joined us in project TERRA at HCL technologies as a software engineer. A very cool person who used to sit next to me and that’s how I came to know his capabilities as well as potential within him. I never met a quick learner like him before. I need not to complete my answer on his query. He could pick up the conclusions and the reasons for any why immediately. Many times, I had a chance to learn from him. His sincerity and logical bent of mind, reflects from his coding.
Gourik Borah, Technical Lead at HCL Technologies
Piyush is a systematic, focused person who can handle uncertain situations and unclear scopes of life/work very well, with a lot of positive energy. Whether it is field work or analysis or presentation, his skills are consistently sound. He is very hard working and is open to building his knowledge across a variety of domains. He is very patient and maintains a fantastic combination of focus and humour around him. I wish him all the best for a great career after his Master's from UNCG.
Pawan Kumar Singh Chauhan, student at Amity University