About Me

I am an MSc (Research) student at the Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (School of Informatics) academic unit of the University of Edinburgh. I am grateful to be supervised by Prof. Shay Cohen. My broad interests are in the intersection of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Information Retrieval. Specifically, I am currently interested in unsupervised syntactic parsing, semi-supervised learning, interpretability and robustness of machine learning algorithms, and understanding social inequality and bias in language.

Previously, I worked at niki.ai on building NLP capabilities for a conversational AI system. In addition, I actively participated in crowd-sourced machine learning contests for several years, placing in the money on multiple occasions.

Academic CV


Aug 2021 Starting as a Research Assistant in joint-collaboration with Clinical Natural Language Processing Group at the University of Edinburgh and KnowLab at UCL.
May 2021 Accepted into the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021 program with Red Hen Lab as the mentoring organization.
October 2020 Paper accepted to W-NUT workshop of EMNLP 2020 on identification of informative COVID-19 English tweets.
June 2020 Secured 19th position out of 1621 teams (top 2%) in the Jigsaw Multilingual Toxic Comment Classification Challenge hosted on Kaggle. Elevated to Kaggle Competitions Expert Tier. [Details]
March 2020 Reviewer for Scipy 2020 for Tutorials, Talk and Poster Presentations.