Research Interests

I am currently a Computer Science Ph.D. student at University of Texas at Austin working in the Center for Big Data Analytics with Prof. Inderjit Dhillon and Prof. Pradeep Ravikumar on high-dimensional admixture of Poisson MRFs, which extend classic topic models like LDA to consider word dependencies (see Topic Models with Word Dependencies Project Page). I am also interested in data mining and machine learning in general.

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I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2012 with an Eletrical Engineering (EE) degree. I am a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and have been involved with two NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) supervised by Prof. Jugal Kalita during the 2010 summer and at Rutgers University supervised by Prof. William Pottenger during the 2011 summer. Also, I graduated from Covenant College in May 2011 with a B.A. degree in Natural Sciences.