A Short Biography
I am a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University, and affiliated with the Institute for AI-Driven Discovery and Innovation. In 2017, held a joint appointment with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Stony Brook School of Medicine. I was awarded my Ph.D. in computer science from Stony Brook University in December 2015, advised by Yejin Choi and co-advised by I. V. Ramakrishnan. I have also been a visiting scholar to the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to joining the department as a doctoral student, I had 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 areas of interest are 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. For more information, you can take a look at my research and publications.Quick Links
If you are a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University, and have a strong background in (i) mathematics and/or statistics, and (ii) programming (mainly in Java and/or Python), feel free to contact me via email about potential opportunities within my research group.
If you are student in the MS (or the 5-yr BS/MS) program, or are an advanced (junior or senior) undergraduate student, take a look at the details in the students page.
|Natural Language Processing to Improve Follow-up Compliance of Incidental
Stony Brook School of Medicine, Targeted Research Opportunity (TRO) Award
|2019 – 2021|
EAGER: SaTC: Tracking Semantic Change in Medical Information
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES) at the National Science Foundation (NSF)
|2018 – 2020|
|Computer Science Chair Fellowship, Stony Brook University||2009 – 2010|
|National Graduate Scholarship, India||2005 – 2007|
|National Board of Higher Mathematics Scholarship, India||2001 – 2004|
Aug 07, 2019 — Our proposal for collaborative research with the Department of Radiology, to improve follow-up of incidental findings in reports, receives the Stony Brook School of Medicine Targeted Research Opportunity (TRO) Program Award.
Jun 18, 2019 — Our work on identifying facts worth checking gets nominated and invited to be a part of the "Best of the Labs" track at CLEF 2019.
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 organized by Stony Brook University Libraries.