I am a third-year Ph.D. student with Prof. Doina Precup in the Reasoning and Learning Lab and Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (Mila, Montreal) at McGill University.
Prior to this, I was working in the Perceptual Computing space on Object Recognition at Intel Corporation, with application to self-driving cars.
I completed my Masters in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at the University of Florida, Gainesville. At UF, I was fortunate to work under the supervision of Prof. Eakta Jain, on modeling saliency in comic art.
My research interests span reinforcement learning, computer vision, and robotics. I am working towards building systems that are able to perceive the world similar to human perception allowing them to reinforce learning and evolve with time just like humans. My work focuses on learning generalized temporal abstractions across both action and perception in the context of lifelong learning. Just like humans acquire skills and build on top of already existing skills to solve more complicated tasks, AI agents should be able to learn and develop skills continually, hierarchically and incrementally over time.
Before joining IITK, I was working at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited (RBEI), as a Software Engineer. I completed my undergraduate studies at VIT University, India with a B.Tech degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering.