Excellence is the gradual outcome of conscious efforts of always striving to do better. It is the consequence of high intention, sincere hard work, clever direction, flawless execution, and the vision to perceive impediments as opportunities. This has been the overall vision and purpose of Harish Paruchuri, an immensely successful Sr. AI Engineer of Indian origin who never fails to amaze the technological community by his ground-breaking research and out of the box solutions.
Harish was born and raised in a middle-class Indian household, in Guntur city which is situated 64 kilometres to the west of the Bay of Bengal in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Harish’s father served as a State Government Engineer and his mother is a stay-at-home mom who looked after him and his younger sister.
Till eighth grade, Harish studied at Kakatiya Public School, a respected elementary school in Guntur. However, due to absence of a recognized high school, he had to relocate to a nearby city and completed his secondary education at a highly regarded boarding school: Bhashyam Public School. He graduated with a splendid 91% and was an outstanding student, in scholastic and co-scholastic areas. He also won an award at a zonal quiz competition during this period. Further, he graduated junior college with an even better score of 92.7%.
Driven by his keen interest and passion in science and technology, he attended Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering, taking a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. During college, Harish won several awards for curricular and non-curricular activities. He ranked first in an entertainment quiz, and was recognized for his leadership and precise execution skills for organizing several social service events under HOPE, an organization controlled by his university, for helping elderly in rural areas to find medical supplies and assistance. He has also been a part of several informational films with social messages in inter-college events.
Right after college, he joined Advansoft International Ltd, a multinational corporation operating in India and the USA, as a Software Engineer. After gaining valuable (industry) experience, he realized that a masters degree would do wonders in accelerating his career progression. Thus, to pursue a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering, he moved to the USA and graduated from University of Houston-Clear Lake with a remarkable GPA of 3.69.
Today, he is working as a Senior AI Engineer with Anthem Inc, a fortune 500 health insurance provider. His life story exemplifies that “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.” – Tommy Hilfiger.
Harish is also a prominent researcher who has published 17 research papers in Scopus and other highly prestigious peer reviewed journals which have been collectively cited 172 times. He also serves as a contributing member of the editorial boards of several international journals. He has also featured in New York weekly, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Thrive Global, etc. His areas of interest are AI, IOT and ML. His article “Medical Diagnosis using Deep Learning Techniques: A Research Survey” discusses about future applications of machine learning in the healthcare area and how it can aid in medical diagnosis and disease prediction. In another article “Market Segmentation, Targeting, and Positioning Using Machine Learning”, he discussed about how big data philosophies and machine learning assist to devise appropriate means of client segmentation which further aid in developing meaningful STP strategies.
Harish didn’t achieve roaring success by coincidence, it is the result of his deliberate efforts towards achieving his goals, devotion, perseverance, learning from failure and hard work. He is a multifaceted person who excels in all areas of life. He loves sports, especially cricket and basketball so much so that he even received a Certificate of Achievement for basketball. After a day’s hard work, he loves to relax with a good novel.
Throughout his life, Harish has been a highly versatile and multiskilled individual. He is a kind and compassionate person who finds joy in helping the deprived. He believes that excellence is not a destination but a lifelong journey.
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