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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.

Research Interests

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 use & society.

I am currently looking for a PhD student to work in the language use & society project. This is a 2-year funded position.

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