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by Pravin Paratey

About Me

Pravin Paratey


Hi there! My name is Pravin Paratey and I graduated in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Following that, I worked at a number of startups building massively scalable systems to extract information from structured as well as unstructured text.

Some of the things I built are,

  • Web scale systems – Ad Tracking, Behavioural and Contextual targeting, Ad Delivery, Content delivery.
  • Natural Language Processing - Custom parsers, custom rules engines and grammars.
  • Parsers - Deterministic & Non-deterministic finite state automata based parsers for HTML & XML. Also built an elementary javascript parser for evaluating a very limited subset of javascript.
  • Search Engines - both vertical and organic.
  • Crawlers - both open and closed crawlers.


I am currently an Engineering Manager at Facebook, helping with the brand advertising strategy here.

Research & Teaching

My research interests are in the domain of Natural Language Processing and Information Extraction. Lately, I have started working in Graph Theory.

I enjoy teaching and I have taken guest lectures on Linux, Natural Language Processing and Probability theory. I have also taught elementary math to school children.


In the Press

Feb 27, 2014TechRadar - Team structure
Jan 21, 2014My Customer - How to structure teams
Apr 17, 2014Business News Daily
Apr 16, 2014RealBusiness - The internal recruitment process
Apr 02, 2014Business Works - Top tips for recruiting
Mar 12, 2014RealBusiness - How to work with recruiters
Oct 19, 2012Tech Week Europe - IT Life


Feel free to email me at pravinp@gmail.com

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