I lead the deep learning engineering team in Machine Intelligence group. My current interests include computer vision, natural language understanding and graph neural networks. I also work with Optics for the cloud on machine learning for Project HSD. Previously, I have worked in Healthcare Intelligence and on machine learning aspects of Project Silica.
Before joining Microsoft Research Cambridge in 2018, I led a computer vision R&D team (now part of MicroFocus) at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. My research spanned areas such as SLAM, 3D reconstruction and 3D change detection, augmented reality. I also developed industrial computer vision solutions for face recognition, object detection and recognition, license plate recognition and intelligent scene analysis. See IDOL.
Prior to 2011, (as Pashmina Bendale), I did a PhD in Signal Processing Lab, University of Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. In a previous life, I built commercial foreign exchange software at Integral which is still being used full-steam today.
Microsoft’s AI Residency program accepts applications Nov-Jan every year.
Fast code with just enough effort, RSE Con UK 2018
Introduction to Autograd, RSE Con UK 2019
Concrete ways to build an inclusive workplace, RSE Con UK 2019
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