Hey there! I am a first year PhD student in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles. I am primarily being adviced by Prof. Kai-Wei Chang and Prof. Nanyun Peng. My research interests include multilinguality, dailogue systems, code-switching, and interpretability.
I recently graduated as a Masters student from Language Technologies Institute (LTI) at Carnegie Mellon University. There, I was advised by Prof. Alan W. Black and worked on topics like style transfer and code-switched dialogue systems. Previously, I received my undergraduate degree – Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science – from IIT Bombday. As part of my thesis, I worked on Language Modelling for code-switched language under the guidance of Prof. Preethi Jyothi.
Prior to my masters, I worked for a year in the Machine Learning team at Amazon. I have also interned at Goldman Sachs (Summer 2017), Philips (Summer 2016), Edelweiss (Winter 2015) and Sportz Interactive (Summer 2015).
In my free time, I like to write poetry (my blog). I love playing soccer and basketball too. I avidly follow NBA and root for Lakers.
|Sept 2021:||Started my PhD in Computer Science at UCLA|
|Aug 2021:||Graduated as a Masters student in Language Technologies from CMU|
|Nov 2020:||Presented our work on linguistic accommodation for code-switched dialogues at CoNLL '20 [paper]|
|Aug 2020:||Represented CMU at the Alexa Socialbot Challenge 3 and reached the Semifinals.|
|Jul 2020:||Our work on politeness transfer got featured in SCS CMU News, TechCrunch, CNET, Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, MSN, Hindustan Times, Axios|
|Jul 2020:||Presented our work on politeness transfer at ACL '20 [paper]|
|May 2020:||Reached the semifinals of the Alexa SocialBot Challenge 2020|
|Aug 2019:||Joined the MLT program at LTI, CMU for Fall '19|
|Mar 2019:||Our work on Named Entity Recognition in partially and noisy labelled setting got accepted at AMLC '19|
|Nov 2018:||Presented our work on dual rnns to improve code-switched language models at EMNLP '18 [paper]|
|Sep 2018:||Received the ISCA Student Grant|
|Sep 2018:||Presented our work on dual language models to improve code-switched speech recognition at Interspeech '18 [paper]|
|Aug 2018:||Graduated from IIT Bombay|
|Jul 2018:||Started working as Applied Scientist at Amazon in the Machine Learning team|
|Dec 2017:||Invited to Microsoft Research India to ideate and devlop Indian language technologies|
|May 2017:||Summer Internship at Goldman Sachs|
|May 2016:||Summer Internship at Philips Innovation Center|
|Dec 2015:||Winter Internship at Edelweiss|
|Jul 2015:||Secured branch change to Computer Science|
|May 2015:||Summer Internship at Sportz Interactive|
|Jul 2014:||Joined IIT Bombay|