Dr. Mrunal Gawade - PhD Computer Science
Science Park Creatives is a community platform to bring together students, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs with a focus on innovative mindset creation with entrepreneurial opportunities. Based in Amsterdam Science Park with worldwide collaborations and global ambitions the platform has more than 350 members and is growing day by day. Join us on Facebook and grow with us.
HOLOFIL is a 3D visualization tabletop device to for branding, marketing, education, and training. It captures your attention and engages upto 5 times better than a flat screen. For more see the website.
Founder & CEO - SHYPEZI - A peer to peer shipping Internet platform product to help travelers make money and consumers get affordable shipping. (Aug 2016 - Jan 2018)
Search and connect with a traveler nearby who is willing to offer to carry out shipping for a small fee. Check us out and join the platform to help to spread it. In the beta mode you can join by invitation only using an email. So please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your email to invite you to join.
The product was developed in stealth mode from Aug 2016 till Dec 2017, Did a pre-beta release in Oct-2017, then a beta release in Dec 2017, had 300 beta users, and then paused in Jan 2018 to focus on HOLOFIL completely.
Crowdfunding for photo-book publication: "The World Collage" is a photo-book designed and created by me with a theme of juxtaposition of cultures with a focus on socio-economic stories. The book was published using crowd-funding on Indiegogo platform in October 2015 where more than 100 copies were distributed to around 130 contributors to raise around $4000. You can browse through the campaign and order the book here. Download the ebook here.
I finished my PhD from Database Architectures group from CWI, Amsterdam in Computer Science. This is a top 10 worldwide group in the field of database research. My thesis explores multi-core CPU query parallelization in Column store database architectures. I have a deep expertise in open-source MonetDB column store, a product of CWI, database group. This group is known for its pioneering research in MonetDB column-store database architecture and data management.
Research interest - CPU architectures, Columnar Database Systems, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Technology for Socio-Economic development (ICT4D).
3D visualization, 3D animation, product design, display systems
External reviewer - SIGMOD 2016, VLDB 2014, SIGMOD 2014, EUROSYS 2013, ICDE 2013.
2004 - 2005 - Honeywell Automation India Ltd - Pune, India
2005 - 2005 - Calsoft Pvt LTD - Pune, India
2005- 2007 - Symphony services - Pune, India
2008 - 2008 - Agami Systems - Silicon Valley, USA (Internship during Masters in Computer Science)
2008 - 2008 - Data Domain - Silicon Valley, USA (Internship during Masters in Computer Science)
2010 - 2010 - Pubmatic India Pvt LTD - Pune, India
2011 - 2011 - MonetDB Solutions - Amsterdam, Netherlands (Remote work from India as a developer)
2013 - 2014 - Oracle Labs, Redwood City Headquarters, Silicon Valley, USA - (Internship of 6 months during PhD)
2017 - 2019 - Artosci - A startup trying to bring Art and Science technologies together - Amsterdam, Netherlands
I am a professional photographer and doing photography since 2004 and have photographed cultures across 4 continents (Australia, Asia, Europe, North America).
Devgad-Photography - In 2020 during the Corona crisis lock-down period I did a special project on shooting the beauty of Devgad from Kokan region from India known for its virgin beaches and amazing landscape on the west coast of India. See the website here www.devgad-photography.com
Maharashtra-tourism - Launched photography platform showcasing the Maharashtra landscapes especially the western ghats through my motorbike rides photography. Maharashtra is the most prosperous state on the west coast of India blessed with 700 kms of coast line and the majestic Sahyadri mountain ranges from north to south creating the Konkan coastal region. Do check www.maharashtra-tourism.org on a big screen than mobile to enjoy them.
The World Collage - is a photo-book designed and created by me with a theme of juxtaposition of cultures with a focus on socio-economic stories. The book was published using crowd-funding on Indiegogo platform in October 2015 where more than 100 copies were distributed to around 130 contributors to raise around $4000. You can browse through the campaign and order the book here. Download the ebook here.
Portfolio - You can view my portfolio here - https://mrunalgawade.wixsite.com/mrunal-photography
Youtube channel "Mrunal's explorations"
I have launched my new Youtube channel in July 2021 which will focus on my various explorations of places, activities from around the world starting with a focus on Devgad, my beach home town in mid west of India. The focus will be on cinematic videos than chatter in short videos.
The channel will also show-case my Guitar cover reels with me singing as I play guitar and sing as well on my home music studio setup and random recordings, some time.
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