This pic above was taken near my home on the playa by the porta potties close to 9:00&H in 2018.


Slides and Video from my MLConf talk.


Why hello stranger‽ (Yep, that's an interrobang). Unsure what brings you here, but hope you find this morass of factoids about me useful in some way.

My name is Vinay Uday Prabhu and I am pretty sure I was born an ailurophile and an Indian. I like tardigrades, crocodilians, statistical learning , Toto's Africa and biryani.

I (un)fortunately live in SF bay area & 'am employed as the Chief Scientist at UnifyID, where I do machine learning, dad jokes, bad puns and consume copious amounts of sparkling water (& hence belch a lot). I also host the UnifyID AI fellowship through which the mentor researchers working on projects spanning areas such as sensor signal processing, machine learning for human kinematics, security & deep learning. You should totally consider applying if you live in the Bay Area.

Contact :

  • Email: vinay followed by 'up' at gmail

Hawt nyoos yo!


It's aboooot time I announce that I will be presenting 3 papers at the ML4D, ITML and Neuro-AI workshops at NEURIPS-19, Vancouver with Dian, Nick and Sang!

1: 'Kannada-MNIST: Spurring the MNIST-moment for the numeral scripts in the developing world', Proceedings, ML for the Developing World (ML4D) workshop

2: ‘Grassmannian Packings in Neural Networks: Learning with Maximal Subspace Packings for Diversity and Anti-Sparsity’, Workshop on Information Theory and Machine Learning (ITML-2019)

3: ’Deep Connectomics Networks: Neural network architectures inspired by neuronal networks’, Neuro-AI Workshop.

II: ICML-2019

The video of our from ICML-19 talk on stealing machine learning models using noise is up!