Writing doesn’t only improve your thought process, but also allows you to share knowledge which is difficult to share otherwise.

With this thought, we came up with Blogathon in the month of January. This competition went live for 2 months. This was aimed at bringing the thought leaders from analytics and data science industry.

Choosing the winning articles among the many best ones was quite a tough task in itself. After a lot of scrutiny we decided to crown these three participants.

“It always seems impossible, until it’s done” and this is what they followed. I am delighted to announce that we have found our thought leaders of the Analytics Industry. Here are the winners of “AV Blogathon” who have found their way to become an inspiration for many other Data Scientists.


And the Winners are…


Rank 3

Arun C Ramachandran

Arun CR

Arun is an experienced working professional from Tamil Nadu, India. Currently, he is working as a Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard (HP). In past, he has worked with companies such as Novell, IBM.

Arun’s article on Mathematical Intuitions is best suited for starters in machine learning. Being said, mathematics is a crucial part, Arun has aptly explained the basics using an example in this article.

Prize Won: Amazon Voucher worth INR 2000

Winning Submission:  Click Here

Connect with Arun on Linkedin – Click Here



Rank 2

Prasanna Jagathesan

Prasanna J

Prasanna is currently pursuing MS in Computer Science from PSG College of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.

Topic Modeling is closely related with Text Mining. His article on Topic Modeling precisely explains the whole concept in a structured manner. Also, he has used Python for demonstration purpose.

Prize Won: Amazon Voucher worth INR 3000

Winning Submission: Click Here

Connect with Prasanna on Linkedin – Click Here



Rank 1

Debarati Dutta


Debrati is MA Econometric graduate from University of Madras. She has more than 3 years of experience in data analytics and predictive modeling across multiple domains. She has worked in companies such as Amazon, Antuit, Netlink.

Debrati’s article on Boruta in R is best suited for R users having tough time with variable selection. Boruta is one of the over-looked packages in CRAN repository. Debrati has beautifully demonstrated this topic using a practice problem .

Prize Won: Amazon Voucher worth INR 5000

Winning Submission: Click Here

Connect with Debrati on Linkedin: Click Here


Many Congratulations to all the Winners!