Nikunj Maheshwari is a data scientist/machine learning specialist having worked in biotech, food, pharma and finance industry. Currently, Nikunj creates guided projects for Coursera on topics related to data science, machine learning and statistics. Before this, he was a data analytics manager at Bank of Ireland, Dublin. Prior to this role, he was a software developer/data scientist at NIBRT, working on application of big data analytics in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Before NIBRT, he developed predictive pathogenic risk models for 5 leading Irish food manufacturers, which is under patent processing.
Nikunj holds a PhD in Computational Infection Biology where he computationally mined for lanthipeptide
antimicrobial peptides from ~3000
bacterial genomes. He studied these peptide’s evolution over time and between different bacterial taxonomy. The genome mining pipeline can be found here. His other research projects include prediction of protein-protein interaction (during his Masters) and development of a webserver to predict classes of snake
Apart from working full time, Nikunj enjoys
mentoring data science and computer science fundamentals to students and professionals as a part-time hobby. You can check out his public profile here. Nikunj can help you with your data science assignments/projects, please see Services for more information or use the Contact form for a free consultation.
PhD in Computational Infection Biology, 2013-2017
University College Dublin, Ireland
MSc in Bioinformatics, 2011-2012
Kings College London, UK
BTech in Bioinformatics, 2007-2011
SASTRA University, India
Python, all levels
Machine learningto monitor and predict risks from food pathogens
machine learningmodels to predict bioactivities of peptides