A Short Biography
I am a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University. During the academic year 2017-2018, I was also affiliated with the Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook School of Medicine. I was awarded a Ph.D. in computer science from this very department in 2015, advised by Yejin Choi and co-advised by I. V. Ramakrishnan. Prior to joining the department as a doctoral student, I worked in a few technology startups in India after receiving a M.Sc. in Computer Science and B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, both from Chennai Mathematical Institute, India.
My research interest lies in natural language processing (NLP), machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on two areas in particular: learning in the biomedical domain for applications in healthcare informatics, and language & society.
Honors & Awards
|Computer Science Chair Fellowship, Stony Brook University||2009 – 2010|
|National Graduate Scholarship, India||2005 – 2007|
|National Board of Higher Mathematics Scholarship, India||2001 – 2004|
May 15, 2018 — As part of the CLEF 2018 Fact Checking Lab, our team Prise de Fer (with Chaoyuan Zuo and Ayla Karakas) achieves the best results in identifying sentences worth fact-checking.
Feb 26, 2018 — Social Identities in Text: my talk at the Digital Humanities series presented by Stony Brook University Libraries.