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RL Frameworks

RL Frameworks and Reproducibility stable-baselines Yes TF 1.14 Atari, MuJoCo ★★★★★ ★★★★★ vel Yes PyTorch 1.0 Atari, …

Debugging TensorFlow ImportError: DLL load failed Exception

I have encountered this error at least twice on two different machines and have spent too much time tracking down all different reasons …

Installing TensorFlow GPU Version on Windows

TensorFlow 1.4 installation on Windows is still not as straightforward so here are quick steps: Install Anaconda. Grab the version …

Git Workflow: Branch - Rebase - Squash - Merge

So you want to make a change to your git repo while other people may also be simultaneously working on the same repo. As it takes you …

Playing with HoloLens

Few days ago I got chance to play with HoloLens. Here’s the clip I shot from HoloLens in my bedroom during first few minutes with …

Writing Generic Container Functions in C++11

Let’s say we want to write function to append one vector to another. It can be done like, template<typename T> void …

How to use Windows network share from domain joined machine on Linux

I’m seeing lot of websites with bit outdated or incomplete instructions. So here are the full steps that works for Ubuntu 14 for …

How to Enable and Use GCC Strict Mode Compilation

One of the great feature that many C++ programmers rarely use is GCC strict mode compilation. Enabling this lets compiler warn you …

Downloading All of Hacker News Posts and Comments

Introduction There are two files that contains all stories and comments posted at Hacker News from its start in 2006 to May 29, 2014 …

Moving from dasBlog to WordPress

I’ve written earlier why I decided to move my site to WordPress instead choosing Jekyll or keep updating my custom code. In this …

Welcome to shitalshah.com V4

It’s that time of the year again: Upgrading the technology stack behind my site! Actually, much more than that.� I’d been …

Surviving Windows 8 First Encounter

After installing Windows 8 you might quickly find yourself at unease at doing few things the old way or “cornering” the mouse too much. …

Viewing Venus Transit in Seattle Area

Well, bad news. Weather isn’t looking good for tomorrow’s historic event. It’s like 80% chance of showers almost entire Pacific …

Groups, Places and Collectives for Makers in Seattle Area

We went to Mini Makers Faire in Seattle today and one of most surprising thing I learned was how abundant are the local resources for …

BadImageFormatException - This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded

Strange thing happened today. I upgraded one of the internal tool to .Net 4.0 without any issues but as soon as I attempt to debug/run …

Burning Man Tips for the First Timers

There is no substitute to reading official Survival Guide but it does leaves out many things. So instead of writing my detailed trip …

Mountain Weather in Washington

A Day in SQL Tuning

Today I got in to some heavy weight TSQL tuning. This time the target was a legendary sproc that was taking 3 mins and now I’m about to …
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Shital Shah

Microsoft Research

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Shital Shah is a Principal Research Engineer at Microsoft Research AI. His interests include simulation, robotics, deep learning and reinforcement learning. He has been working at Microsoft for 14 years, contributing to architecture, design and development of large scale distributed machine learning systems. He has assumed various roles in several different teams at Microsoft, including software developer, research engineer and engineering manager. At Bing, he co-founded and led the team to design and develop a distributed machine-learned clustering platform for web-scale data. At Microsoft Research, he conceived and lead the development of AirSim, a physically and visually realistic cross-platform simulator for AI research. Most recently, he developed TensorWatch, a new approach for debugging and visualizing machine learning.

Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Information Retrieval