Invento Robotics by Balaji Viswanathan is probably one of the most famous start-ups in the Indian robotics space. Their flagship robot Mitra was used at a high profile Global Entrepreneurship Summit in October 2017. This marketing case study is on designing their marketing plan. This research work was selected into The Case Center 2021 Competition in the Hot Topics category. Colloquially, this competition is known as the Oscars of case studies.
We applied a dynamic Gaussian process model to predict coverage for novel Malaria vaccines in 78 countries. Using publicly available WHO data on coverage of nine vaccines, we developed localised models for countries grouped using the human development index (HDI). We deployed convolutions of standard GP models with weights determined using singular value decomposition of time-series response matrix.
My first academic publication: a peer-reviewed book chapter on statistical modelling using Gaussian processes. We reviewed several GP models and correlation structures, and methods to handle numerical instabilities due to near-singular matrices. Finally, we reviewed several algorithms developed specifically for analysing big data obtained from computer simulators.