Dr. Shailesh Kumar is Chief Scientist and Co-founder at Third Leap, an AI startup. He previously worked as an AI/ML researcher at Google, Bing, Yahoo, and Fair Isaac.

Dr. Kumar has over fifteen years of experience in applying and innovating machine learning, statistical pattern recognition, and data mining algorithms to hard prediction problems in a wide variety of domains including: remote sensing, text mining, bio- informatics, computer vision and image understanding, transaction data mining, retail analytics, neurological data, risk analytics in financial domain, and web analytics.

He was recognized as a top 10 data scientist in India 2015 by Analytics India Magazine and is a visiting professor at ISB Hyderabad and IIIT Hyderabad.