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Data Scientist Spotlight

Amar Saini

Amar Saini

Data Scientist

Amar Saini lives by the motto “Saving the world, one epoch at a time.” Epoch refers to a learning model making a single pass over its training data. As for saving the world, Saini points to LLNL’s mission that tackles a range of global and national security problems. “In my eyes, using deep learning, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to contribute to these solutions is saving the world,” he says. Saini works mostly with DL and neural networks. Recently he explored a denoising model that removed background noise from voice audio by converting the audio to images, then used neural networks (U-Nets) to remove distortion and convert the image back to audio. His hackathon experiments include voice cloning and altering car color with generative adversarial networks. “Everything in this field is a challenge because we’re constantly researching to find the best methods to train our DL models,” Saini explains. Last fall, he traveled to Copenhagen to give a talk at the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems. Saini is active on the FastAI and PyTorch forums, volunteers with Girls Who Code, and helps organize hackathons. With an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Merced, he joined LLNL in 2019 after a Data Science Summer Institute internship.

 

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