I am a PhD student in the Language Technologies Institute at the School of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University. My primary research interests lie in developing better models and evaluation paradigms for the long tail in language understanding, i.e., domains and phenomena that have traditionally received less attention in standard language understanding benchmarks. My current research tackles the task of developing event extractors for medical data, with no in-domain training data. In the past, I have worked on discourse-level temporal event ordering, natural language inference and numerical reasoning. I am lucky to be advised by Prof Carolyn Rose. In the past, I have also worked with Prof Ed Hovy, Prof Graham Neubig, Prof Eric Nyberg, Prof Alan Black and Prof James Antaki on various projects.
Prior to starting my PhD, I received my Masters in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University in August 2018. Before joining CMU, I received my BE (bachelor of engineering) in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in August 2016. During my undergrad, I had the opportunity to intern with the Machine and Language Learning (MALL) Lab at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Natural Language Dialog group at the Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, usually mystery and humour (especially British humour). I also love reading literary classics, short stories and fantasy. Though my list of favourite books keeps fluctuating, if you ask me for recommendations, I will probably suggest some of the following:
I often dabble in painting, sketching and calligraphy, which I first picked up during a summer workshop. You can check out some of my art here! I also like cooking and travelling and find both activities relaxing. Though I am not a huge TV enthusiast, I love watching Game of Thrones, The Good Place and Sherlock. I also enjoy listening to podcasts, especially Lore by Aaron Mahnke, which you should check out if you like creepy thrillers!