AI/ML Product Manager @ Spotify | previously Apple, Cruise, Zipline
San Francisco, CA
Product Manager with a passion for emerging technology. Keywords: AI, ML, AV, Self driving, Platform, Testing, Data, Features, Product Management
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2020 - Present
PM for the Machine Learning Platform, powering AI/ML applications across Spotify to give you the best audio experience. My team enables ML practitioners at Spotify to utilize data (or "features" as they're called in ML) for model training and serving at scale. Our market is 50+ ML and data science teams across engineering functions that want to manage, share and reuse features for experimentation and production use cases. We measure impact through the downstream productivity and value we've provided to Spotify by enabling our customers to ship production models at an ever increasing rate.
2020 - Present
Advisor for Schmidt Futures Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program
Mar 2020 - Sep 2020
Co-Founder, Product and Operations
Sanikind keeps your hands clean, and our oceans clean too! The Covid pandemic led to a sharp increase in single use plastic, and demand for disinfectants (remember how hard it was to find a Purell bottle?). We saw this as an opportunity to bridge the gap by designing a product and bringing it to market at breakneck speeds, in the midst of a global supply chain shutdown. We raised over $3xx,xxx in crowdfunding, shipped over 40k units of sanitizer dispensers (made from ocean bound, recycled plastic), and 10k units of sanitizer refills (sourced from local distilleries, packaged in recyclable aluminum) in a matter of months. As of June 2021, Sanikind has pulled out the equivalent of over 118,000 plastic bottles from our oceans.
2019 - 2020
Product Manager, Productionization
Built frameworks to test Self Driving Cars, interfacing with Data Science, Data Analytics, Infrastructure, Software Engineering and ML teams. In Cruise AI, I helped build the first Testing Workflow for ML Engineers, developing guidelines to determine whether a model improved the performance of the AV. From here, we developed automation tooling to make testing streamlined and safer, reducing time to productionize models from weeks to hours. I also built and managed Online Monitoring Dashboards, to provide analytics and anomaly detection on ML model performance and reduce the feedback loop from event to action. Along the way, we built and scaled testing best practices and test suites for use across the company.
2018 - 2019
Systems Test Engineer
Test Self Driving Cars
2018 - 2018
Using drones to deliver lifesaving blood and medical supplies in Rwanda and beyond.
Jan 2017 - Aug 2017
Product Design Engineer
(co-op) Wireless charging across Airpods, Watch, iPhone and accessories products
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Product Engineer and Strategy Lead
Reduced campus over-crowding through start-up that provides real time occupation estimates of locations.
May 2016 - Aug 2016
PCH Lime Lab
Product Design Intern
Designed and prototyped original designs for client facing products spanning the consumer electronics industry.
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Identified problems in manufacturing line and designed solutions to improve raw material transportation systems, process workflow and safety standards for biomaterials (primarily silicone hydrogel).
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering
Karachi Grammar School