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Samir Chowdhury

Senior computer vision engineer at Bear Flag Robotics

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I am a senior computer vision engineer at Bear Flag Robotics. Here I have the privilege of working with an incredible team of roboticists and field operations specialists to build autonomous tractors that help solve the labor shortage problem in farming.

Prior to BFR, I was a machine learning engineer at Revelio Labs. Going further back, I was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University from 2019-2021, working with Manish Saggar at the Brain Dynamics Lab.

Prior to Stanford, I completed my PhD in the Department of Mathematics at The Ohio State University in May 2019, under the supervision of Facundo Mémoli. I completed my undergraduate degree at Tufts University (B.S. Engineering Science).

My research is in applied topology and geometry, and in developing foundational applications of such methods in the empirical sciences (such as neuroimaging).

You can reach me via email at samir chowdhury01 at gmail dot com.



Past activity highlights:

  • (June 2019) I was a coorganizer for GTDAML2019 (official title: First Midwest Graduate Student Conference: Geometry and Topology meet Data Analysis and Machine Learning)
  • (2018-2019) Katie Ritchey and I coorganized TAGGS, a seminar for graduate students and postdocs in topology and geometry (both theory and applied)
  • (Summer 2017) I was a TA for the Summer@ICERM 2017 REU on Topological Data Analysis
  • (January 2017) I was a TA at the 3rd School on Topological Data Analysis in Mexico for a course on network data analysis