My goals

Here are the goals I've set myself:

Solve global waste management challenges

Since Feb 2020

My goal is to reduce the negative impact of waste on climate, environment and health. To achieve this I am building - a global action network, a new type of organisation, that is neither government, nor business, nor civil society, but a structure that combines the resources and competences of all of these.

Never stop making friends

Since Apr 2018

I've noticed that at a certain age people stop making new friends. I realised that some day I might lose my ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger and grow it into a friendship. To avoid that, I decided to meet at least a couple of new people every week. Lunchclub has been a huge help. Apart from making new friends, this has changed my perspective on the world.

Visit world's biggest cities

Since Jun 2009

I am a big city addict. I only truly feel alive when I live in a big city. Exploring Tokyo was a breathtaking passionate affair with this city like no other. I fell in love with Mexico City during my two weeks there. Spending time in bustling cities in India makes me happy. London is the true love of my life. My goal is to visit all cities with over 5 million people.

Have my own Meetup

Jun 2019 - Feb 2021

I created the London PyTorch Meetup together with Paul Dowling. Our aim was to provide a platform where London-based machine learning professionals can share their experiences, make new friends, find advice and initiate collaborations. After 15 events both in person and online the group grew to more than 1000 members.

Become a superhost

May 2018 - Sep 2018

Ever wondered what the superhost label means on AirBnB? At the moment in my life when I was living alone and had flexible work hours, I decided to find out! It was a fun journey of meeting people from different walks of life, chatting late into the night over a bottle of wine, surprising my guests with a smell of pancakes in the morning. I got the superhost label!

Get a PhD

Sep 2015 - Sep 2019

My academic background is in mathematics. My PhD thesis was on applications of machine learning to transcriptomics, with a chapter on de novo evolution of proteins. Based on my experience, here is my advice on how to select the right PhD, make the most of it, pass your viva and finally make the most of your new title.