George Kobiashvili, Deep Learning Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia
George Kobiashvili

Deep Learning Developer in Tbilisi, Georgia

Member since January 11, 2019
Starting as a DevOps administrator in 2006 he wrote scripts in Perl and Bash. Since 2011, he's moved towards system and network programming, coding in C and Python. Passionate about technologies and analytical problems, he has moved to AI/ML since 2016. George is actively engaged in university teaching and tech conferences. He is a lifelong learner, who loves thinking out of the box and working on the hard open-ended problems
George is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Tbilisi, Georgia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Linux, Python, C, Git, VScode, Jupyter Notebook

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was the automated trading model using reinforcement learning.

Employment

  • Lecturer

    2012 - PRESENT
    Free University of Tbilisi
    • Taught Operating Systems engineering course.
    • Taught Computer Networking course.
    • Served as a teaching assistant in machine learning and computer vision courses.
    • Assessed student homework projects and exams.
    • Held seminars and practical workshops.
    Technologies: ML, CV, Deep Learning, Python, C, Kernel API, Socket programming
  • Lead Software Engineer

    2018 - 2019
    AnsiBlock
    • Developed core system for a high-performance blockchain platform.
    • Ported digital signatures on checking GPU/CUDA.
    • Actively evolved in planning solution architecture.
    • Built and maintained test network.
    • Built trading algorithm using ML/RL as an offspring project.
    Technologies: Blockchain, Golang, C, C++, GPU, CUDA, GCE, ML/RL
  • Technology Consultant

    2017 - 2018
    Aldagi
    • Recruited ML/AI talent.
    • Researched ML/AI state of art technologies for ongoing business needs.
    • Integrated end-to-end ML processes.
    • Built ML/AI pipeline processes.
    Technologies: NLP, CV, Python, Linux
  • Head of IT Infrastructure Management and Development Division

    2010 - 2017
    National Agency of Public Registry
    • Headed IT infrastructure development for high availability, performance, and low TCO.
    • Led IT infrastructure projects management and annual budget planning.
    • Researched new, innovative technologies and solutions.
    • Planned and managed the construction of a new data center.
    • Planned and deployed open-source virtualization and software.
    • Created solution for custom made object storage with improved access control and auditing.
    • Created solution architecture to secure land titles on bitcoin blockchain.
    • Built CI/CD infrastructure.
    Technologies: Private cloud, Openstack, Object storage, Blockchain, DevOps
  • Systems Administrator

    2006 - 2010
    Georgian Research and Educational Networking Assosiation
    • Provided web and mail hosting to educational organizations, including more than 2,300 Georgian schools.
    • Secured data and services and monitored servers and network devices.
    • Planned, built, and maintained web traffic filter for 2,300 Georgian schools.
    • Managed grid computing See-Grid-Sci site installation, maintaining, monitoring.
    • Established first LPI academy in Georgia.
    • Taught CCNA and LPIC-1 course at local academy.
    Technologies: Linux, Virtualization, Networking, Perl, MySQL, Apache, Postfix

Experience

  • Trading Model with Reinforcement Learning (Development)

    While working with a crypto startup, as a research hobby project, I analyzed the market and built trading algorithm using reinforcement learning.

    The RL model is remarkable for its ability to adjust changes automatically.

  • Secure Land Titles On The Bitcoin Blockchain (Development)

    In 2016 National Agency of Public Registry of Georgia became the first governmental organization in the world to integrate blockchain technology in the mainline business process to secure land titles on Bitcoin blockchain.

    As a technology solution architect, my responsibility was to plan the solution, lead the development, and integrate it with the existing production systems.

Skills

  • Languages

    Python 3, C, Python 2, SQL, Golang, Bash, Perl, C++, PHP, Java
  • Libraries/APIs

    Sklearn, Pandas, TensorFlow, Matplotlib, Keras, Linux API, OpenCV, NetworkX, Puppetlabs, Requests, libvirt, SciPy, NumPy, Flask-RESTful, Jenkins Pipeline
  • Paradigms

    Data Science, Concurrent Programming, Socket Programming, Agile Software Development, Functional Programming, REST, DevOps, Imperative Programming, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Management, Continuous Delivery (CD), Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Platforms

    Linux, Blockchain, Apache2, Docker, Kubernetes, Visual Studio Code, AWS EC2, Google Cloud Engine
  • Other

    Machine Learning, System Programming, Big Data Architect, Deep Learning, Virtualization Technology, Distributed Systems, Network Programming, OpenStack Swift, HAProxy, LXC, Reinforcement Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Big Data, Agile Data Science, Regular Expressions, Algorithms, Data Structures, Transport Layer Security (TLS), Cryptography, University Teaching, Coaching, Containers, Containerization, Linux IPC
  • Tools

    SaltStack, Seaborn, RabbitMQ, Nginx, Apache Tomcat, Ansible, GitLab CI/CD, Jenkins, KVM/Qemu, GitHub, Git, Vim Text Editor, Vagrant, Subversion (SVN), Nagios, Zabbix, Checkmk, Celery, Docker Compose, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), CircleCI, GitLab, Jira, Terraform
  • Frameworks

    Flask, Google Protocol Buffer, AWS HA, Django
  • Storage

    AWS S3, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Memcached, Redis, Ceph, AWS RDS, MongoDB

Education

  • Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence
    2017 - 2019
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Master's degree in Software Engineering
    2012 - 2014
    Ilia State University - Tbilisi, Georgia
Certifications
  • LPIC-2
    OCTOBER 2012 - OCTOBER 2017
    Linux Professional Institute
  • GIAC Security Essentials - GSEC
    OCTOBER 2011 - OCTOBER 2015
    Global Information Assurance Certification
  • LPIC-1
    JULY 2009 - OCTOBER 2017
    Linux Professional Institute
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
    JULY 2006 - JULY 2009
    Cisco

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