His team focuses on building scalable & efficient realtime systems that allow Etsy to leverage its vast quantities of marketplace data for different search, advertisement and recommendation applications.

Aakash has been involved with different startup companies since the start of his career including Ooyala (acquired by Telstra), Platfora (acquired by Workday), Quantifind & finally Blackbird, which was acquired by Etsy. At all these companies his work has been at the intersection of Data Science, Machine learning & Distributed Systems.