Renuka Prasad Shivakumara

Research Associate

I am working as a Research Associate at Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics, at University of Galway in the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) under the mentorship of Dr. Paul Buitelaar. My current project  is funded and supported by Enterprise Ireland. The research work under the supervision of Dr. Mihael Arcan, involves working on Digital Healthcare. Over the time I had the opportunity to gain multiple skills and knowledge like Python, Git, Relational databases, Scrum, CI/CD and chatbot frameworks.

Prior to joining Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics, I gained 6+ years of experience in the domain of Retail, E-Commerce, Aircraft and Manufacturing implementing various technologies using different softwares.

I pursued Bachelors in Electronics and communication from VTU (India, 2014) followed by a Master degree in Data analytics from Dublin Business School (Ireland,2020). I developed a keen interest in Machine learning and Deep learning working on my thesis project which aimed at comparing PCA and  Deep Learning for dimensionality reduction.