About me

Hi! I am a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, and an incoming PhD student at University of Southern California, where I will be working with Prof. Jesse Thomason on language grounding in perception and interaction.

Before this, I 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.