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Shlok is a software engineer with a keen interest in security and Artificial Intelligence. He is passionate about building intelligent and secure applications using what the latest technology has to offer. He is a travel enthusiast who loves the outdoors. Shlok has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m currently based in Pune, Maharashtra. I was born and brought up in the city of Vapi, where I completed my schooling. In June 2018, I completed my bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune. Growing up, I was always interested in the field of computers. Nearly a decade ago, I read a book called “The Blue Nowhere” by Jeffery Deaver. It featured a brilliant cracker going toe-to-toe with an equally gifted hacker. The book was an introduction to just how powerful someone can be hidden behind a computer screen, and how to neutralize this threat. Since then, I have been hooked on to the field of cybersecurity, and over the years have developed my interests in the specific areas of network security, user privacy, cryptography and the use and applications of artificial intelligence in these areas. Aside from tech, I love trekking and adventure sports to the core. I’m also a diehard Godfather fan.
What excites you about blockchain?
Last year, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work at IBM as a research intern. I was working on a project intending to utilize different identities, such as government identities, social networking, or utility payments, and store them on a private blockchain. Users could later use these identities to benefit from different service providers. It was during this project that I realized the real potential of blockchain. It enabled us to design a system which allowed users ...
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