I am a PhD student in Computer Science at the University of Texas, Austin. I am interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. My advisor is Ray Mooney and I work on Slot Filling (SF) as part of Knowledge Base Population (KBP) using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. I completed my MS thesis with Prof. Jason Baldridge on extracting topics from Twitter based on author and recipient of tweets. In the past I have also worked with Prof. Inderjit Dhillon on analysis of Social Networks. I am a recipient of the prestigious Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Here is my resume.
Thesis and Reports
I have taken/would be taking following relevant courses:
Concepts of Information Retrieval; Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Computer Vision; Applied Natural Language Processing; Natural Language Processing; Numerical Linear Algebra.
eBay Research Labs, Seattle Research Scientist Intern, May 2014 - November 2014Using graphical models to finding “interesting” items on eBay based on Pinterest data. Developed classifier for finding matching eBay items to a product pin on Pinterest.
Texas Advanced Computing Center, AustinResearch Assistant, September 2013 - May 2014Evaluating ML algorithms on GraphLab versus Hadoop on TACC supercomputing cluster.
Qualcomm Research, San Diego Technical Intern, June - August 2013Developed a Framework using Hadoop and Cassandra for motion detection and classification of the mobile phone user. Map Reduce was used to compute and evaluate on TeraBytes of Accelerometer data.
iStream.com, BangaloreStartup Stint, Jan - July 2012iStream.com is Netflix for India. Designed and developed the entire analytics stack using Amazon EMR, Hadoop, MongoDB and Hive. The system was used to record and analyse user/video activities on the site.
Yahoo, BangaloreSoftware Engineer-Intern, Jan - June 2011Increase the reliability of edit machines for Yahoo! Stores by adding a layer of Hadoop Zookeeper server.
I was born and raised in the heart of Bombay, India and have always had mixed opinions about the place. Luckily, I got to spend the most beautiful 4 years of my bachelors in Goa at BITS. I love traveling, reading, painting, meeting new people and adventure sports.
Apart from computer science and programming, I am highly interested in learning about international politics and history. In my leisure time, I like reading reddit, comics and daily news.
Affiliations(Past and Present)
Scalable Machine Learning Project