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Hey! I am Danish Pruthi, 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 broad research goal is to enable machines to handle human languages, and subsequently characterize their abilities (or lack thereof). Specifically, I work on interpretability and analysis of deep learning models.

I completed my bachelors degree in computer science from BITS Pilani, Pilani in 2015. I also spent time doing research at Google AI, Microsoft Research, Facebook AI Research, and Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. I am a recipient of the Siebel Scholarship and the CMU Presidential Fellowship.

My wife, Mansi Gupta, begrudgingly laughs at all of my jokes (as per house rules), although my mother-in-law thinks I am “jokey” (no kidding!)

News & Activities

  • Happy to share our preprint on analyzing pooling and attention mechanism.
  • Excited to intern with Dr. William Cohen this summer at Google AI in Pittsburgh.
  • 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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