Hi! I am a first-year PhD student in the GLAMOR Lab at University of Southern California, where I am working with Prof. Jesse Thomason on language grounding in perception and interaction.
Before this, I was a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, and briefly worked as an NLP Research Scientist at AI Foundation. I completed my Master’s from the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I had the pleasure of working with Prof. Yonatan Bisk, Prof. Louis-Philippe Morency and Prof. Florian Metze.
My research interests lie in the area of multimodal machine learning and language grounding. My Master’s research revolved around using vision to make speech recognition models more robust to missing/noisy audio signal. I have also recently worked on other NLP applications such as dialog, machine translation and computational social science.
Prior to CMU, I graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, majoring in Mechanical Engineering, with a Minor degree in Computer Science.
- Aug 2021: Moved to LA and started my PhD at USC - excited to spend the next few years at the GLAMOR Lab! :sunny:
- April 2021: New pre-print alert! Worst of Both Worlds: Biases Compound in Pre-trained Vision-and-Language Models
- March 2021: I will be joining University of Southern California for my PhD, working on language grounding with Jesse Thomason!
- Oct 2020: Two papers accepted to the Workshop on NLP Beyond Text at EMNLP 2020 :)
- Sept 2020: Our paper on Fine-Grained Grounding for Multimodal Speech Recognition has been accepted to Findings of EMNLP 2020!
- July 2020: I will be joining AI Foundation as a Research Scientist in September, working on dialog :)
- Jan 2020: Our paper on multimodal ASR, Looking Enhances Listening (LEL), has been accepted to ICASSP 2020! See you in Barcelona :)
- Oct 2019: Our paper got accepted to IWSLT 2019!
- Sept 2019: Our work on Structured Fusion Networks for Dialog was awarded the Best Paper Award at SIGDIAL 2019!