About Me

I am an incoming Ph.D. student with Prof. Doina Precup starting from Fall 2017 in the Reasoning and Learning Lab 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 Dr. Eakta Jain, on modeling saliency in comic art.

My research interests span across computer vision, machine learning, and robotics. I am highly motivated to work at the intersection of language and vision with application to robotics. During my doctoral studies, I wish to be working towards building systems that are able to perceive the world as much as humans do in an open loop allowing them to reinforce learning and evolve with time just as humans. Inspired by many researchers in these fields, I strongly feel applications such as scene recognition, describing videos and visual storytelling would play a great role in achieving intelligence in machines at par with humans. My research statement talks about my vision and research goals in further detail.

Prior to graduate school, I was working as a Research Associate, in the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK). My advisor was Dr. Laxmidhar Behera.

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.

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