I am a doctoral student at Language Technologies Institute in School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, working with Prof. Eduard Hovy. If you are on CMU campus, you can come say hi to me in GHC 5503.
My current research interests lie in building knowledge-aware Natural Language Understanding (NLU) systems that can effectively make use of background information from knowledge bases and other sources, and also reason over structured and unstructured contexts. If you do not appreciate technical jargon, it means that I help computers understand the complexities of human languages by making what we call common sense computer-friendly.
Till 2011, I was a Masters student in the Department of Computer Science at Columbia University. I was affiliated with Center for Computational Learning Systems and worked with Dr. Mona Diab, mainly on Lexical Semantics.
I had the pleasure of working for Safaba Translation Solutions, now part of Amazon, from Fall 2012 to Fall 2013, where I worked on building and deploying Machine Translation systems. I also interned at following places:
- Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, with Matt Gardner, Summer 2016 on Deep Learning for Answering Science Questions
- Microsoft Research, Redmond with Jason Williams, Summer 2014 on Interactive Learning for Dialog Systems, which led to the development of LUIS.
- Siemens Corporate Research with Swapna Somasundaran, Summer 2012 on Query Expansion for Patent Invalidation