By Saeed Mirshekari

Mar 16, 2024

Introducing Our New Data Science Mentor: Vishal Chikkerur

We are thrilled to welcome Vishal Chikkerur to O'Mentors as our newest Data Science mentor! With a rich background in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering, Vishal is currently making significant strides as a Senior Data Scientist at Bayer Crop Science in O'Fallon, Missouri. His journey from a PhD in Aerospace Engineering to a seasoned Data Scientist brings a unique perspective and wealth of knowledge to our mentoring community.

Getting to Know Vishal

Vishal is not just a data scientist; he's a people person. A good listener and effective communicator, he possesses the valuable skill of being able to connect with individuals on a personal level. His proficiency in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Italian, further enhances his ability to communicate with a diverse audience. He has raised and lived in Australia.

Services Offered by Vishal

Vishal is here to assist you in your Data Science journey, and he brings a set of specialized services to the table:

Service 1: Resume Reviews for Data Science/Machine Learning Roles

Are you looking to enhance your resume for Data Science or Machine Learning roles? Vishal offers personalized resume reviews, providing constructive feedback to help you stand out in a competitive job market. With his extensive experience in conducting industry interviews for AI, Data Science, and Machine Learning positions, Vishal understands the nuances that employers look for in a candidate.

Why Choose Vishal as Your Mentor?

1. Diverse Background

Vishal's background in Aerospace Engineering brings a unique perspective to the world of Data Science. His interdisciplinary approach allows him to tackle challenges with a fresh and innovative mindset.

2. Industry Experience

As a Senior Data Scientist at Bayer Crop Science, Vishal is actively involved in applying data science solutions to real-world problems. His hands-on experience in the field ensures that the guidance you receive is practical and relevant.

3. Communication Skills

Being a people person, Vishal excels in communication. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, Vishal can convey complex concepts in an understandable and engaging manner.

4. Multilingual Abilities

Vishal's proficiency in English, Hindi, and Italian makes him an excellent mentor for individuals from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Language barriers will not be an issue when working with Vishal.

How to Connect with Vishal

Ready to take your Data Science career to the next level? To learn more about Vishal and set up a personalized 1-on-1 meeting with him for a mentorship at

Don't miss the chance to benefit from Vishal's expertise and propel your Data Science career forward. We look forward to seeing you excel under Vishal's guidance!

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About O'Fallon Labs

In O'Fallon Labs we help recent graduates and professionals to get started and thrive in their Data Science careers via 1:1 mentoring and more.

Saeed Mirshekari, PhD

Saeed is currently a Director of Data Science in Mastercard and the Founder & Director of O'Fallon Labs LLC. He is a former research scholar at LIGO team (Physics Nobel Prize of 2017). Learn more about Saeed...

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