Shamya Karumbaiah

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I was born and raised in Kudremukha, a small town in India well known for its mountain range shaped like a horse's(Kudre) face(mukha). Very early in my life, I started volunteering with various NGOs. I developed a particular interest in education and it has remained as one of my most influential causes. When I am not with my laptop, I resort to yoga or running. Hiking is my way of detoxification - the mighty moutains leave you wondering about your significance in this world. I have shared some of these moments in my blog along with my other rants on life. If it is 2050 when you read this, you can find me in one of the farmhouses in South India with a pack of foster dogs.


Masters in Computer Science
UMass Amherst || Sep '15 - present
ML(689,589), PGM(688), NLP(585), DL(697L),
Algo(590D), ITS(691O), SE(620), Applied Statistics

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science)
SJCE, Mysore, India || Sep '07 - Jun '11


Devraj Urs Scholar, Govt of India '15-'17
Winner, Global Data Innovation Challenge '13
Gold Medal, Bachelor's in Computer Science '11
Prime Minister's Scholar, Govt of India '07-'11


Grad Rep, Status of Diversity Council UMass '15
Organizer, Data Innovation Fair, Bangalore '13
Co-founder, Abhiyana '12-'14
VP, Toastmaster's Club, '12-'13

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Researcher Assistant, CKC
Jan '17 - present
Computer Science, UMass Amherst

Visiting Researcher, Engage
May '16 - Jan '17
USC Institute of Creative Technologies

Research Assistant, Human Firewall
Nov '15 - Dec '16
Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst

Software Engineer, Service Supply chain
Jul '11 - Jun '15
Cisco Systems

College Intern, Service Contract Management
Jan '11 - Jun '11
Cisco Systems

Summer Intern, IBM AIX
Jun '10 - Sep '10
IBM, India Software Labs