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Alumni stories

Sheryar Jalil

Data Scientist

Data Scientist

Freelancer

Technical Analyst

Technical Analyst

IBM Canada

As documented by Sheryar Jalil 

I am a highly experienced computer science enthusiast from Ontario, Canada. WIth over two decades of work experience, I have worked with several companies, including IBM. 

Professional Journey

My professional journey began in 1999 with Kuwait Oil Company and I have worked with various companies throughout my career. I am a former IBM employee where I worked in Technical Support Level II. I have education experience at a university level, but I was ready to restart my learning journey and find new job opportunities. I wanted to upgrade my skill set when I chose to enroll in the Professional Certificate Program in AI and Machine Learning that Simplilearn offered, which was created in collaboration with Purdue University. Currently, I am freelancing and looking forward to joining IBM again soon.

Course Highlights

Prior to starting the program, I didn’t have high expectations as it was an online course, but after taking live classes, my education experience was extremely positive. The quality of interaction within the course was simply amazing. I really appreciate the wide variety of courses that Simplilearn offers and the reputed universities it has partnered with. The teaching staff is also commendable and they are very experienced. 

Career Impact

After completing this course, my knowledge expanded multi-fold. I was offered new projects and it also helps me with my freelancing work currently. The course has benefited me immensely by updating my coding skills in Python. I am currently in the process of getting re-hired and I believe that with this certification in my portfolio, I have a very strong professional identity. Also, I am planning to start an AI based start-up, and I am confident the knowledge I gained from this program will be especially beneficial during the process. The program has added a new dimension to my professional career and I am thrilled I chose to upskill with Simplilearn. 

Marco Chan

VP of Technology

VP of Technology

Wise Ally International Holdings Limited

VP of Technology

VP of Technology

DOMAIN CHANGE

As documented by Marco Chan

As Vice President of Technology at Wise Ally International Holdings Limited, I have proven my engineering and management expertise. With the work requirements and the will to learn and explore new career domains, I started looking for a reliable platform to gain knowledge. 

The Journey 

My professional journey started in 1998 as a Project Manager at Kombo Development Ltd. In 2001, I co-founded a start-up called Tech-Vision. It was a Start-up company emerging into ODM supply for cellphones and design services in software and hardware. I worked on my start-up for over a decade and joined CTT Tech in 2012 as the Chief Technical Officer. In 2016, I moved my work outside Hong Kong and joined a company in China as a Product Development Manager. I worked there for three years before joining my company, Wise Ally International Holdings Limited, as the VP of Technology. I am looking for new work opportunities or a change in my career path as I wish to explore the AI domain further. 

The Challenge 

I have gained a lot of experience in the engineering domain, especially product and technical development, and I want to explore entrepreneurship options in the future. I have planned it to be an AI product based, which requires thorough knowledge of the same. However, managing efficiency at work and giving my best to learn was challenging. 

Simplilearn Solution

The need to learn made me look for a solution I found at Simplilearn. Enrolling in the Artificial Intelligence Engineering Master’s Program, I got the opportunity to meet with industry experts. Their method of interaction gave a lot of insightful understanding of the concepts. The schedule flexibility also helped me a lot, as I could balance my work and learning simultaneously. 

My favorite feature about the course is the blended learning approach, where one can engage in live classes with the convenience of learning at his own pace. The entire learning experience is very well designed and delivered.

Anthony Palomba

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

GOT SALARY HIKE

As documented by Anthony Palomba

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. I hold a Ph.D. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Florida, and I have also pursued an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology. 

I recently started my upskilling journey in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. I took the Professional Certification Program in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning in association with Purdue University from Simplilearn. Coming from a background in media and entertainment, I realized that the technology has advanced to measure the outcomes of the media business and audience response with proper analytics and tools.

The Need for Upskilling

While working in the media and entertainment industry, I realized that the business output and audience response could be analyzed with the help of AI and machine learning techniques. In today’s era, it is necessary to be up-to-date with science and technology that can help you improve your performance in the market. Therefore, I chose to upskill myself with the Professional Certificate Program in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning from Simplilearn, with Purdue University and IBM. I am delighted with my decision to get certified and wished I had done it earlier. 

Initially, I enrolled in Simplilearn’s course to start my upskilling journey. I realized that I needed to upgrade, level up, and acquire skills and knowledge in Power BI, machine learning, Python, and other areas to have the ability to analyze current market trends using AI technology. I explored various other platforms to upskill myself. 

Upon Course Completion

Simplilearn’s course turned out to be the best decisions of my life. The course taught me different aspects of AI and machine learning, like Power BI, Python, and other skills from scratch. After completing the course, I was offered a promotion with a 35 percent salary increase and a new advisory role at a marketing firm as a consultant since I had certification in AI and ML. Moreover, I can execute my knowledge in my teaching and research.

Prabhat Kosuru

Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager

Bosch Global Software Technologies

Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager

GOT SALARY HIKE

As documented by Prabhat Kosuru 

A postgraduate from the Birla Institute of technology, I hold ten years of experience in project management at Bosch Global Software Technologies. My expertise, however, lacked an understanding of Machine Learning and AI, which was crucial for the better functioning of our new project. To actively participate in the project and improve my present work, I upskilled myself for learning, promotion, and incrementing my pay scale.

The Journey 

I have completed my master’s in Data Science and Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani. With an experience of over 10+ years of, I am currently working as a Project Manager at Bosch Global Software Technologies. I have been with Bosch for over ten years in Automotive Sw Tools development. We are in our next phase of expansion with great transformations in the automotive industry. AI will be an edge for us. For this reason, I upskilled myself with Machine Learning advanced Certification course from Simplilearn to develop a deeper understanding of the field. 

The Challenge 

Working on the expansion plan, I acknowledged my unawareness of the concepts of Machine Learning. It compelled me to work on myself and learn. Managing my work with learning from the beginning was hard to manage. I needed a flexible learning schedule not to compromise my work or learning. 

Byron (Bo') Jones

Project Manager & Engineer

Project Manager & Engineer

Cornerstone Automation Systems

Transformation Project Engineer

Transformation Project Engineer

Koch Industries

As documented by Byron Bo Jones

I’m an American project manager with more than 15 years of experience working as a transformational project engineer for Koch Industries. After recognizing the prevalence of data science and artificial intelligence in our industry, I decided to upskill myself. I believed that upskilling would help me increase the scope of my work and perform more efficiently. I enrolled in Simplilearn’s Professional Certificate Program in AI and Machine Learning in collaboration with Purdue University. It is the second time I’ve taken a Simplilearn course, and the experience has been great. 

After completing the course, I am better positioned to seek new roles in artificial intelligence and machine learning within my organization. I also believe the course helped me build valuable connections and networks with other data science experts at my company. 

What benefitted me the most was Simplilearn’s friendly, experienced instructors and comprehensive curriculum. I trust that the course material is up to date with the newest technological advances.

In the future, I plan to secure a leadership position in the fintech or healthcare sector to use my data science skills to the best of my ability. 

My Job Requires an In-Depth Understanding of Data 

The world around us is data-driven, and my job profile demands an in-depth understanding of data and its applications. To increase the scope of my work abilities and make better overall decisions, I decided to upskill myself. 

I am a project manager with 15+ years of experience. My academics revolved around mechanical engineering, and I am currently working as a transformational projects engineer at Koch Industries. My day-to-day responsibilities include project and program management, installing large-scale equipment, and designing and developing capital projects. My job profile includes regular simulations to optimize lead times and ensure product line capacity. Contributing to developing new products and processes is also a crucial part of my job. Before Koch, I worked as a project engineer for Cornerstones Automation Systems.

Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Worxogo

Client Partner & Member of Senior Leadership Team

Client Partner & Member of Senior Leadership Team

Bristlecone

As documented by Sivaramakrishnan Narayanan

As a professional with 26 years of experience under my belt, I was searching for a professional classroom course that would help me update my knowledge of AI and Machine Learning. After pursuing the Postgraduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Simplilearn, I received several offers from great companies and landed a new job as the Director of the Senior Leadership Team at Bristlecone.

My Professional Journey

With more than two decades of work experience in the consulting and technology services industry, I have worked at several amazing companies, including IBM and PWC. In addition, I have been an integral part of the team that created SaaS applications to foster employee productivity using concepts of ML and Behavioural Science. Thus, I have experienced technology and its enormous potential to impact people. 

I am currently working as a Director in the Supply Chain focused services organization – Bristlecone.

The Main Challenge

Given that I was already working in the Machine Learning space, I wanted to formalize my learning through a rigorous but flexible classroom program. I was looking forward to new job opportunities in the same domain; therefore, I decided to upskill myself, and after some research, I reached out to Simplilearn. 

Atharva Shah

Researcher

Researcher

Neuberg Supratech Reference Laboratories

Pursuing Master in Data Science

Pursuing Master in Data Science

Indiana University

As documented by Atharva Shah,

After graduating with a mechanical engineering degree, I realized my interest lies in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Thus, to change my career path, I pursued a Postgraduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning from Simplilearn. After successfully upskilling, I landed a job as a researcher at Neuberg Supertech Reference Laboratories.

My Professional Journey

I graduated as a mechanical engineer from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. Right after graduation, I completed a course in AI and Machine Learning through Simplilearn and worked as a researcher for two years at Neuberg Supratech Reference Laboratories. To pursue higher studies, I am currently studying for a Master in Data Science from Indiana University.

The Main Challenge

With a keen interest in AI and ML, I started exploring professional courses that would help me change my career domain. I couldn’t think of a better platform than Simplilearn since it offered the most comprehensive AI and ML programme in the market. I signed up for the Postgraduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 

DeAngelo Kelly

Director of Marketing and Media

Director of Marketing and Media

Music-Sports League

Sr Engineering Technican LVL 3

Sr Engineering Technican LVL 3

Lam Research

As documented by DeAngelo Kelly

I am a tech enthusiast passionate about artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. With more than a decade’s experience in the tech industry, I have worked with several companies throughout my professional journey. Currently, I’m serving as Lam Research’s senior engineering technician LVL 3/R&D/safety ambassador chairman. I wanted to educate myself and contribute to my company’s newer demands, so I decided to upskill by enrolling in Simplilearn’s Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master’s Program

Thanks to Simplilearn’s flexible learning model, I completed the course successfully. The Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master’s Program made me more confident, and I have been able to apply all of the learnings to my work. The knowledge I gained from this course prompted me to volunteer for new projects at my company. I enjoyed learning with Simplilearn, and I have also recommended Simplilearn to my friends. My performance has improved, and I received recognition for new AI projects at my company. I also gained a 39 percent salary increase. In addition, I have volunteered at an education camp to help kids build robots. It gives me immense satisfaction to be able to improve my contributions to my job and my community. 

I don’t believe in compromising my aspirations and that one must keep working hard toward achieving their goals. 

Managing Time for Study

I knew it would be a challenge to manage work and learning. The flexible learning method helped me cope with my job simultaneously while studying. I took night shifts, worked out early in the morning, and studied. It was: go to work, go to the gym, and then study. I keep telling my friends and colleagues to take courses of their interest from Simplilearn. Simplilearn has been a game-changer; it has added a lot of perspective to my understanding of AI.

Samira Hosseini

Researcher

Researcher

University of Malaya

Director of Writing Lab & Professor

Director of Writing Lab & Professor

Tecnológico de Monterrey

As documented by Samira Hosseini

I was born and raised in Iran, earned my bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Malaysia, and now am a director and research professor at the Tecnológico de Monterrey University in Mexico. My wide travels, education, and training brought me to a prestigious position leading a team of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) experts. Our university team is training more than 11,000 faculty nationwide in AI and ML research.

However, my ­­­education background is founded in physics, chemistry, and medicine. As a physicist and chemist, I have worked in chemical engineering, and I am actively developing bio-sensors for the early diagnosis of infectious diseases. 

Our team is active in the educational field, but I believe that raising my understanding of AI and ML would give me the confidence to be a more successful leader. I resolved to learn AI and ML skills.

I enrolled in the Caltech Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Bootcamp with Simplilearn. I found that the knowledge and discipline the course offers provide an excellent interface between what my team does, which is in the education field, and what I can do in the healthcare and medicine fields. It is empowering to be able to guide my team and express my opinion. 

My education with Simplilearn thus far has been rewarding, and I have especially enjoyed working with my ML instructor, Mr. Amit. This experience has inspired me to start and edit an international journal on AI and ML.

The Value of Upskilling 

The knowledge I gained from Caltech Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Bootcamp is a game-changer for me. I wanted to learn statistics and the types of analysis we can perform with data-generated insights.

Also, in my area of education, there is a considerable emphasis on upskilling the workforce to remain job-relevant. We are writing a lot of thought leadership materials and articles highlighting the importance of upskilling. I am even involved in a project with many Inter-American development organizations, where they commission us to upskill the southern part of Mexico.

Using Time Management 

Finding the time to study was a big challenge for me, but I managed somehow. This last semester, I had to adjust by taking weekend classes. I look forward to completing the final stage of the course, which is Tableau, Power BI, and the capstone project.

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