I'm a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), affiliated with the Language Technologies Institute (LTI) and Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (CMU-SV). My advisors are Professors Chris Dyer and Ian Lane. I have also worked closely with Joy (Ying) Zhang.
This past summer (2013), I interned with the Machine Translation team at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA. Previously (Summer 2012), I interned at the T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM Research, and worked on unsupervised word similarity methods in the Statistical Natural Language Processing group.
You can find my CV here, and my github page here.
My research interests lie in the area of machine learning, with applications in natural language processing (statistical machine translation in particular). I am also interested in machine learning applications in computational finance. Graph-based learning, large-margin training methods in machine translation, and spectral learning methods for latent variable models are what's currently holding my attention.
During my undergraduate days, I conducted research in fiber-optic communications with Prof. Joseph Kahn's Optical Communications Group (2006-2007). I also did a summer research internship with the Goldman Sachs Options Research Group in New York (2006).
I received a B.Sc. (with Distinction) from the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University in 2007. In a previous avatar, I worked as an Analyst for the Structured Equity Solutions (SES) Group at Goldman Sachs in both New York and Hong Kong (2007-2009). I was also a Product Manager at July Systems in Bangalore, India (2009-2010), where the product that I launched and managed won the "Best Mobile International" category at the 2010 Mobile Excellence Awards.
Here are some Machine Learning-related tutorials that I have written up (primarily to help myself, but in case they are useful for anyone else I'm placing them here)
I'm a wanna-be amateur photographer. Check out my SmugMug page.
Last updated: August 2013