Welcome to my personal page

My name is Oleksii Kuchaiev.

I currently work as Sr. Applied Scientist in AI Applications team at NVIDIA. My main research interests are scalable and efficient deep learning algorithms for speech and natural language processing.

I received my Ph.D. (2010) an and M.Sc. (2009) degrees in Information and Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. My advisor was: Prof. Natasa Przulj. I also go M.Sc. (2007) and B.Sc. (2005) in Applied Mathematics from National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev, Ukraine.

I enjoy almost all types of outdoor activities, especially: surfing, riding motorcycles, sailing, and hiking.


Feb 21, 2020 - My interview on mentorstudents.org

There is a very interesting project - “mentorstudents.org”. It tries to help students get started on their career paths by connecting them with and interviewing different people who are already in the industry and is willing to share some advice.

I’m happy to have been interviewed by them as well and here is a link to my interview. Btw, the results of automatic speech recognition (ASR) on my interview are hilarious :). I especially like that “my major was a brightness magics”. This is just a reminder that ASR still have a long way to go especially for heavily accented speech (like mine).

Dec 13, 2019 - NeMo talk at MLSys@NeurIPS Workshop

Recently, I gave a short talk about NeMo at MLSys workshop at NeurIPS 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. NeMo is the project I actively work on at NVIDIA. It is open-source and we welcome external contributors.