Sharada is CEO and Co-founder of AICrowd, an opensource platform for organising machine learning challenges on a variety of real-world problems.
While working on his PhD at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, he worked on a diversity of problems in Artificial Intelligence from image-based detection of plant diseases, to teaching simulated musculo-skeletal models how to walk using reinforcement learning. Sharada took a leave of absence from my PhD to start and focus on AIcrowd.
Previously he was working at the Theoretical Physics department at CERN, on the CERN Public Computing Challenge, which was an experimental effort to crowdsource the compute requirements of physicists at CERN by allowing citizens all over the world to donate their unused computing power.
He is also an aspiring artist, and has been experimenting with using methods from my research in AI as a form of creative expression.