Danish Pruthi
Ph.D. Candidate
Language Technologies Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Hey! I am Danish Pruthi, a final year PhD student at CMU, where I am co-advised by Dr. Graham Neubig and Dr. Zachary C. Lipton. I research in the areas of natural language processing and deep learning. My doctoral research is focused on addressing issues concerning the interpretability 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 IISc in Bangalore. I am a recipient of the Siebel Scholarship and the CMU Presidential Fellowship.

News & Activities

  • Dec 2020: Happy to share our preprint on evaluating explanations.
  • Dec 2020: Serving as a panelist for a discussion on higher education at IIT Jodhpur.
  • Sept 2020: Talking about our work at Twitter, Inc.
  • July 2020: A panelist on session for undergraduate student researchers at ACL 2020.
  • May 2020: 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 and 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