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.
NOTE: I am currently open for research internship roles in the area of NLP. Please contact me if there are relevant openings.
|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.|