Hi, I'm Karan.

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I'm a recent grad at the University of California, Irvine, I graduated with a B.Sc in Comptuer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence. I was born in Mumbai, grew up in Hong Kong and now live in California.

Currently, I run a company called Wing AI Technologies, a non-profit organization called General Intelligence, and I'm an AI consultant for corporations & non-profits when I have the time! Prior to that, I worked with F500 companies like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs & Barnes & Noble as well as ~50 smaller companies & startups. I've also worked on hundreds of projects, from building web presences for startups, to working with the United Nations CTC on 'counter-radicalization' AI tools.

I'm a software engineer, fullstack developer/designer and artificial intelligence researcher, focusing on applied intersections of AI and economics. Accidentally taught myself how to code when I was 8 and never really looked back!

In the little time I have left over, I enjoy learning how to box, cook and the occasional game of rugby.


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Companies & Initiatives

bigger projects, companies and initiatives

Wing is an artificial intelligence company I started in Nov 2015 - it's an "on-demand anything" company, powered by AI - we use proprietary AI techniques to understand natural language, plan out user request logistics and accurately price below user expectation.

Wing's original intention was doing AI-driven resume analysis as an HR solution, after that didn't pan out, we pivoted in early 2016.




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Wing is a low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Wing
AI Startup ⋅ Nov 2015-ongoing
Fan League Sports
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Fan League Sports, is somewhat like a fantasy sports game, except fans get to control real-life players & teams - we're starting with the FFL: Football Fan League
Fan League Sports
Sports Tech Startup ⋅ Jan 2018
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Counteract, backed by the United Nations Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate, detects and aids those who are at risk of hurting themselves, or others
Counteract
UN backed AI tool ⋅ Nov 2016

Glorbi is a web applications company a few friends and I started when I was 15. We made over 50 applications, ranging from meme generators to corporate social networks.

I started Glorbi in order to try and buy myself a new laptop, eventually we secured an active user base of over 3,500 members and made a good amount of money in ad revenue. Eventually, we sold the company to a private buyer in Hong Kong, which eventually helped pay for a few quarters of university tuition.




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Glorbi was a collection of 50+ apps with an active community of 3500+ users contributing to ad revenue, later sold the company
Glorbi Technologies
Apps Startup ⋅ May 2011-2014
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Luna is a web-based voice driven conversational AI with a physical base, much like Amazon Echo today
Luna
AI Research Project ⋅ Aug 2011
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
ASN is a website that 50,000+ visitors visited per month to get study notes for IB, IGCSE & SAT!
Accelerated Study Notes
Educational NPO ⋅ Feb 2013
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
The TOMedu Organization (70+ volunteers across 7 schools) raised $30,000+ and awareness for MIT's One Laptop per Child, purchasing ~130 computers for students without access to education
TOMedu
Charity ⋅ Sep 2012

Technology Consulting/Contractor Projects

projects done for companies as a consultant/contractor (contact me for more)
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Contracted as a fullstack application developer & strategist to build intelligent risk mitigation tools for MS IED in the APAC region
Morgan Stanley
Financial Services ⋅ 2015
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Implemented vehicle routing algorithm saving drivers ~9hrs/weekly, AI dispatching system saving each client ~$90k/yr, REST API, mobile app for dispatchers
LogFlows Ltd
Logistics SaaS ⋅ Jun 2017
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Designed & built their corporate website, translated to Chinese and set up new cloud infrastructure
El Bosque Logistics
Logistics Company ⋅ Nov 2017
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Built custom eCommerce software & website design that's processed HK$300K+ in purchases
Chilled Wine Ltd
Freelance ⋅ Aug 2015
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Built an extensive corporate site with standard information, forums, property listings & classifieds section
Quantum Real Estate Ltd
Freelance ⋅ Aug 2015
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Built a standard website HTML5 "1-pager" site to display Invicid Racing's engineering achievements
Invicid Racing Ltd
Freelance ⋅ Aug 2015
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Designed logos, social media posts & social media profile pictures/header images
Art For The Sole
Freelance ⋅ Aug 2015

More Projects!


Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Dr. Luna, an extension of Luna, is a highly accurate, data driven AI-powered diagnosis tool
Dr. Luna
AI Research Project ⋅ Aug 2011
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Ideabot is an AI logical inference engine. Given an image, it can understand what is in the image, and generate "human" ideas, with an emotional layer
Ideabot
AI Research Project ⋅ Aug 2013
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Speakeasy is an intelligent voice-powered website builder, users can say things like "can it say 'best engineer in the world?'" or "i want the top to be red"
Speakeasy
Hackathon Project ⋅ Nov 2015
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Classr is a social networking tool that allowed new students to meet people and pick roommates, we had over 8,000 users systemwide and were active in 6 schools
Classr
Fun Project ⋅ Jul 2014
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
ParaNect is a social networking tool that allowed new students to meet people and pick roommates, we had over 8,000 users systemwide and were active in 6 schools
ParaNect
Glorbi Service ⋅ Apr 2012
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Built a simulated stock exchange using real (delayed) names from NYSE/Nasdaq and simulated "sponsored access" to play with intelligent HFT algorithms in C++
Simulated Stock Exchange
Fun Project ⋅ Apr 2016
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Put together a petition app to fight the cancellation of my favorite TV show, Chuck, and acquired half a million signatures in 3 days - lead actor (Zach Levi) talked about it in an interview!
#BringBackChuck
Fun Project ⋅ Jan 2012
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Built a meme generator using PHP's GD library. Meme sharing brought over 700K hits to our app within weeks!
MemeGen
Glorbi Service ⋅ May 2012
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Built an Uber-like app that helped people find people to carpool with, integrated with Facebook to make things more social!
PoolBuddy
Hackathon Project ⋅ Nov 2016
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Taught an unofficial 'class' on bleeding edge web development & rapid prototyping to ~100 undergrads on behalf of the ICS Student Council at UCI, proud that many got jobs as web devs!
ICSSC Projects
Teaching ⋅ Dec 2016
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Made an addictive game to crowdsource training data collection for Wing's AI &
Super Intelligence: Bot Trainer
Wing Related ⋅ Aug 2016
Still adding more...

Publications

my fun publications, middle school till now!
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Wrote an internal paper that formed the basis of our patent application that described a method by which an AI engine can effectively price services without human input
Data-driven model for AI to price elastic & unfamiliar services
Wing Whitepaper ⋅ Apr 2016
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Wrote a paper about selecting the most efficient & effective ways in which to generate 3D fractal terrains for my IB diploma thesis/EE, inspired by Minecraft
Fractal Landscape Algorithm Generation
Diploma Thesis ⋅ Jun 2014
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Wrote a thorough mathematical analysis of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon from calculating fuel expenditure, to deriving the rocket equation, to predicting launch failure
Modelling the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon
Diploma Thesis II ⋅ Jun 2014
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Wrote a paper (9th grade) detailing my reasoning for why the web was poised to be the operating system of the future, written waaay prior to Chrome OS' launch
The web may soon become the only operating system we need
Interschool Science Journal ⋅ 2011
Pippy
Company ⋅ Low-cost AI powered "on-demand anything" service currently in closed alpha in Irvine, CA
Wrote a paper (8th grade) about how an OS might use ML classification techniques to effectively prefetch content to decrease initial application load times
Using Machine Learning to Optimize Our Lives
Interschool Science Journal ⋅ 2010