About me

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer science at UMass Amherst, advised by Professor Andrew Lan. Previously, I was a Software Engineer at Microsoft, Bangalore; before that, I completed my Master in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), advised by Professor P.S. Sastry.

I have a broad interest in Machine/Deep learning, Graphical models, and Reinforcement learning. My Ph.D. research mainly focuses on learning sequential models from large-scale (unlabeled) data. Besides, I am also interested in more theoretical questions from a learning perspective, such as robust learning under label noise.

Research Interest

  • Sequential Generative Models, Variational Inference, Inverse Reinforcement Learning
  • AI for Social Goods, Computational Advertising