Dmitry Chichkov

Senior Software Engineer, XAMBALA

San Francisco Bay Area
Computer Software

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Dmitry Chichkov's Overview

  • Senior Software Engineer at XAMBALA
  • Research Engineer, Founding Team member at
  • Senior Software Engineer (past), Technical Advisor (current) at Linkbit Inc.
  • Staff Software Eng. at SonicWALL, Inc.
  • Lead Software Engineer at Technotest Inc.
  • Software Developer (Intern/Part Time position) at LaudLink Inc.
  • Software Engineer, Intern at PRAIS Telecom
  • High School Student, Intern. in the student team, under OKB MEI supervision at OKB MEI

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Dmitry Chichkov's Summary

Senior Software Engineer / Research Engineer, Machine Learning at Xambala Inc. Previously, Founding team of BotSquare, Inc. [now, accuired by Google].

Love working with terabyte-scale datasets and applying state-of-the-art statistical machine learning algorithms to practical problems. Particularly interested in research and engineering in the areas of machine learning and computer vision, especially in application to robotics and real time systems. Open to discuss opportunities, but only ***in***these***specific*** areas. Proficient in: C++, C, Python, JavaScript. Familiar with Ocaml, Java, Perl, SQL, Matlab. Strong background in Linux, Windows and Mac platforms.

Master degree in Computer Science [2003], PhD dropout, 10+ years of experience in the industry. Areas: large scale data mining, statistical machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, network protocols, security.

Specialties: PPL, PPL [python programming language, private pilot license].

Dmitry Chichkov's Experience

Senior Software Engineer


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2012Present (2 years 7 months) Sunnyvale

Research Engineer, Founding Team member

December 2010February 2012 (1 year 3 months) Palo Alto, CA

Research Engineer, Founding Team member of BotSquare Inc. (now We are developing disruptive computer vision technology to enable users to control computers, tablets, TVs, and phones with simple finger flicks.

Senior Software Engineer (past), Technical Advisor (current)

Linkbit Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Networking industry

October 2004January 2012 (7 years 4 months) Santa Clara, CA

Linkbit is a telecom test instrumentation manufacturer. I was with Linkbit in a Senior Software Engineer role from 2004 till 2008 and presently continue in an advisory role.

Staff Software Eng.

SonicWALL, Inc.

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Computer & Network Security industry

January 2008January 2011 (3 years 1 month) Mountain View, CA

SonicWALL is an Internet security solutions provider and network equipment manufacturer. Senior software developer. Primarily was working on the back-end/server side.

Lead Software Engineer

Technotest Inc.

20032004 (1 year) Moscow, Russia

Small (subsidiary) software development company, telecommunications. My role was a software developer. Developed ASN.1 compiler, ISDN bulk call generator and participated in several other projects.

Software Developer (Intern/Part Time position)

LaudLink Inc.

20002003 (3 years) Moscow, Russian Federation

LaudLink is a regional representative of Telrad Networks Ltd. At LaudLink over a period of a year I've designed and developed software for a signaling converter module.

This module passed certification tests and that allowed Telrad PBX exchange re-certification (& sales!) under the national regulations.

Software Engineer, Intern

PRAIS Telecom

19971998 (1 year) Moscow, Russian Federation

PRAIS Telecom was an telecommunication equipment vendor. I worked there as an intern on my freshman/sophomore years in college and I've developed and supported test coverage for a signaling conversion system.

High School Student, Intern. in the student team, under OKB MEI supervision


19961996 (less than a year) Moscow, Russian Federation

I've redesigned a driver for the ADC/DAC cPCI board used in satellite equipment. My code was successfully launched into space when I was in a high school.

Dmitry Chichkov's Skills & Expertise

  1. C++
  2. Python
  3. Machine Learning
  4. Computer Vision
  5. Machine Vision
  6. Natural Language Processing
  7. Map/Reduce
  8. Amazon Web Services
  9. EC2
  10. EMR
  11. Statistical Programming
  12. Theano
  13. GPU
  14. JavaScript
  15. jQuery
  16. Django
  17. C
  18. SQL
  19. Data Mining
  20. Big Data
  21. LTE
  22. network protocols
  23. CUDA
  24. Hadoop
  25. OOP
  26. OOD
  27. network security
  28. Linux
  29. Windows
  30. Mac
  31. Mac OS X
  32. RBM
  33. DBN
  34. SVM
  35. MaxEnt
  36. Semantic Hashing
  37. Spectral Hashing
  38. t-SNE
  39. functional programming
  40. object oriented programming
  41. Embedded Systems
  42. Software Design
  43. Software Engineering
  44. Distributed Systems
  45. Communication Protocols
  46. Shell Scripting
  47. Multithreading
  48. Algorithms
  49. MapReduce
  50. STL

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Dmitry Chichkov's Education

Stanford University

Continuing Studies, post-graduate, Data Mining and Applications


Activities and Societies: Stanford Climbing Club

Московский Государственный Технический Университет им. Н.Э. Баумана (МГТУ)

Master Degree, Computer Science


IU5, Moscow State Technical University n.a. N.E. Bauman. Think - MIT in Moscow, Russia.

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