About Me

I am a first year CS PhD student in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, where I'm advised by Prof. Wei Xu. My research interests lie in the intersection of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Social Computing.

Previously, I worked as a Software Engineer at Microsoft where I got an opportunity to work on NLP and Data Science related problems on Automatic Speech Recognition Systems and Bing. I graduated from International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad with B.Tech (Honours) and M.S in Computer Science and Engineering. I was advised by Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and Dr. Manish Shrivastava for my masters thesis, Towards A More Holistic Approach On Online Abuse and Antisemitism.


Updates

  • [August 2022]: Joined Georgia Tech as a CS PhD student :) Go Jackets!

  • [July 2021]: Our work “A Virus Has No Religion”: Analyzing Islamophobia on Twitter During the COVID-19 Outbreak has been accepted at the proceedings of 32nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT ’21).

  • [June 2021]: Invited as a speaker at the AI/ML Venture event organised by Girl Up Ahsaas. I'll be talking about getting started with academic research and opportunities in the industry.

  • [April 2021]: Our work “Subverting the Jewtocracy”: Online Antisemitism Detection Using Multimodal Deep Learning has been accepted at the proceedings of 13th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci’21).


Experience

Georgia Tech Icon [2022-Present] First year CS PhD student working with Prof. Wei Xu in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

Microsoft Icon [2020-2022] Worked as a Software Engineer at Microsoft IDC. Worked on developing language models for Automatic Speech Recognition systems. I also worked in the developer segment on Bing.com that is responsible for presenting coding/development related answers to the user queries.

Georgia Tech Icon [2021-2022] Collaborated as an external Research Associate at Georgia Institute of Technology with Prof. Munmun De Choudhury. My work dealt with the analysis of changes in the workplace culture during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our project aimed to build a prediction model that can be used to predict the chances of success for an organization in creating a healthy working culture in the post COVID-19 era.

SMU Icon [2021-2022] Worked as an external collaborator with Dr. Jisun An from Singapore Management University. The project aimed at analyzing the rising problem of Islamophobia in the Indian Sub-continent. Specifically, we are performed a user level study to analyse the patterns in spread of online hate against the Muslim community.

Precog Icon [2018-2020] Worked as a Research Assistant with Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru for my masters thesis. My work focused in the area of content moderation. I worked on detection and analysis of hate speech on social media platforms. During this period, I worked on general purpose abuse detection, multimodal Antisemitism detection and large-scale quantitative study analyzing Islamophobia.

IIIT Hyderabad Icon [2017-2020] Worked as a Teaching Assistant for Statistical Methods in AI (twice), Design and Analysis of Software Systems (twice), Operating Systems and Distributed Systems. Responsible for setting up the assignments, evaluating papers and conducting tutorials.