I am a fourth year graduate student in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMass Amherst. I work with Prof. Andrew McCallum in the Information Extraction and Synthesis (IESL) Lab. I focus on natural language processing applications, specifically unsupervised learning and information extraction.
Prior to this, I worked with Prof. Hong Yu on safe and interpretable machine learning in healthcare. I’m also interested in speech and conversational AI, an interest I picked up at my two internships at Amazon Alexa AI.
When I’m not working on research, I’m mostly playing on my PS5 or cheering for India in cricket. I also enjoy tennis, climbing, and football.
M.S in Computer Science, 2020
University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering, 2014
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
▪ Feb 2021: I presented a poster on my internship work at AAAI 2021.
▪ Dec 2020: I signed my offer letter to go back to Amazon Alexa for my summer internship in 2021.
▪ Dec 2020: My internship work at Alexa in 2020, Exploring Transfer Learning for End-to-End Spoken Language Understanding, was accepted at AAAI 2021.
▪ Sep 2020: Our paper, Unsupervised Parsing with S-DIORA: Single Tree Encoding for Deep Inside-Outside Recursive Autoencoders, was accepted at EMNLP 2020.
▪ Sep 2020: Our paper, Compressing Transformer-Based Semantic Parsing Models using Compositional Code Embeddings, was accepted at EMNLP Findings 2020.
▪ Feb 2020: Our paper, Learning Latent Space Representations to Predict Patient Outcomes, was accepted at JMIR.
▪ Feb 2020: My internship work on improving Alexa commands was featured on Venturebeat.
▪ Jan 2020: My internship work at Alexa in 2019, Don’t Parse, Generate! A Seq to Seq Architecture for Task-Oriented Semantic Parsing, was accepted at WWW 2020.
▪ Nov 2019: I presented a poster about my summer internship work at Amazon Research Day 2019.
▪ Jul 2019: I was awarded the Sudha and Rajesh Jha Scholarship for 2019 at CICS, UMass Amherst.
I presented a poster about our spoken language understanding work at AAAI virtually in Feb 2021.
Our work at Amazon was featured on VentureBeat 😄
I presented a poster about our semantic parsing work at Amazon Research Day in Boston in Nov 2019.
I was awarded the Sudha and Rajesh Jha scholarship for 2019 at UMass Amherst.