About Me

I am a budding Computer Scientist excited by research lying at the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland in the Computer Science program doing NLP research at the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) lab. I am currently looking at the role of language in Computational Political Science with my advisor Philip Resnik. I finished my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi in 2018.

My undergraduate advisor at IIT (BHU) Varanasi was Prof. Anil Kumar Singh, with whom I explored sentiment and emotion anaylsis, and story ending prediction among a host of other topics. I also worked as a research intern with Dr. Aditya Joshi and Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya at the CFILT Lab, Indian Insitute of Technology Bombay on computational sarcasm in summer 2016, as a software engineering intern with the Data Science team of Ephesoft, India on content analysis in winter 2016, and as a research intern with Dr. Yoichi Matsuyama and Prof. Justine Cassell at the Articulab, Carnegie Mellon University on conversational strategy identification (as a component of an embodied conversational agent) in summer 2017. I worked on conversational agents and chatbots with Nebojsa Jojic in the NLP research group at Micrsoft Research, Redmond in summer 2019.

I am lucky to have worked with many amazing people on extremely interesting topics and I look forward to exploring more!

I grew up in New Delhi, India.


October 2019 Paper on Probing Pre-trained Representations for Physical Common Sense Comparisons accepted at COIN (COmmonsense INference in Natural Language Processing) at EMNLP 2019!

June 2019 - August 2019 Research Internship at MSR, Redmond.

August 2018 Doctoral studies (in CS) begin at University of Maryland, College Park.

May 2018 Long Paper accepted at COLING 2018!

May 2018 Gave an Oral Presentation for my paper at IWSDS 2018 on “Detecting Indirectness in Conversation”.

May 2018 Completed my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi.