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Hey! I am Danish, and I am a Ph.D candidate in Language Technologies at School of Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University. I am co-advised by Dr. Graham Neubig and Dr. Zachary C. Lipton. My research goal is to enable machines to understand and explain natural language phenomena. Towards this mission, I work on explaining and interpreting neural representations and models.

Prior to this, I worked with Dr. Partha Talukdar at Machine And Language Learning (MALL) Lab in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. I completed my bachelors degree in computer science from BITS Pilani, Pilani in 2015. During my undergraduate years, I had the opportunity to work on some interesting problems at Microsoft Research, India and Google, Hyderabad.

News & Activities

  • (New) Happy to share our preprint on analyzing pooling and attention mechanism.
  • (New) Excited to intern with Dr. William Cohen this summer at Google AI in Pittsburgh.
  • (New) Work on learning to deceive with attention based explanations is accepted to ACL 2020.
  • Jan 2020: Speaking about our work at IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani.
  • Work on adversarial spelling mistakes and their defenses is accepted at ACL 2019.
  • Summer 2019: Interning at Facebook AI Research w/ Dr. Brenden Lake and Dr. Marco Baroni
  • Oct 2018: Received athe PwC CMU Presidential Fellowship. Thank you, PwC!
  • Feb 2018: Our work on Semi-Supervised QA is accepted at NAACL 2018
  • Jan 2018: Speaking about our work at IISc Bangalore
  • Dec 2017: Conducting a training camp at BITS Goa to assist students for job search.
  • Nov 2017: Our work on interpretable neural embeddings is accepted at AAAI
  • Sep 2017: Awarded the Siebel Scholarship. Thanks Siebel Foundation!
  • Aug 2017: Won the best poster, and best presentation (honourable mention) award at LTI Student Research Symposium (SRS)
  • Spring 2017: TA'ed for Introduction to Machine Learning (PhD) 10-701.
  • Aug 2016: Joined CMU for my graduate studies
  • June 30, 2016: Completed an exciting year at MALL Lab
  • May 19, 2016: Presented our work at ICWSM in Cologne!
  • Feb 27, 2016: Our work on 'How to pose questions?' got accepted as a full paper for ICWSM'16
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