Abhay Venkatesh is Software Engineer at Anduril Industries (employee #47) working on Platform Infrastructure product and architecture. His focuses include (but are not limited to) data systems, deployment, simulation, APIs, autonomy, and C++ infrastructure.
Previously, he was a key engineer on several of Anduril’s future programs ranging from Autonomy to Space.
In college, Abhay worked on AI Research focusing on machine learning, computer vision, and software systems. He published 6 papers in 1 year and 9 months at prestigious conferences like CVPR, AAAI, and HotCloud while taking a full course load in advanced computer science and mathematics.
Abhay was the President and Co-Founder of AI at UW at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in computer sciences and mathematics with distinction, and departmental honors in computer sciences.
Abhay was an award-winning undergraduate researcher in computer science, having been a recipient of awards such as the Cornell, Maryland, Max Planck Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship awarded to outstanding pre-doctoral computer science researchers from all around the world.
In addition to his excellence in computer science research, he is a proven leader, having received numerous awards for his leadership a**t the University of Wisconsin-Madison such as the John W. Jung Memorial Scholarship and **the Dean’s Award of Excellence.
Finally, he has ranked #3 nationally in prestigious technology quizzes with over 15,000 participants, and has received recognition and recommendation from senior leadership in state government for his non-profit work.
Abhay is primarily interested in computer science with an emphasis on advanced software systems. He has successfully designed and built ground-breaking robotics platforms, invented cutting-edge AI algorithms, and lead software infrastructure development at one of the world’s best technology companies.
Abhay also writes about his intellectual influences. In The Revelation, Abhay focuses on intellectual ideas at the intersection of technology, philosophy, and startups. On the other hand, in Applied Dialectics, Abhay writes on applying these ideas in the real world.