I have joined Microsoft Research India as a Postdoctoral Researcher where I will be working with the NLP team (primarily with Dr. Monojit Choudhury), exploring applications of model-based knowledge integration approaches for natural language inferencing. Knowledge integration has three aspects: knowledge acqusition, representation and reasoning. While my former efforts had a higher concentration on the latter two; at MSR, I plan to work on some aspects of acquisition such as weighted rule learning in probabilistic logics.
Prior to this, I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science from CIDSE, Arizona State University on June 27, 2018. For my doctoral studies, I worked on Image Understanding using a combination of Deep Learning, Commonsense Reasoning and Knowledge Representation Techniques under the supervision of Prof. Chitta Baral (Past President of KR.inc, 2016-2018). I was also co-advised by Dr. Yezhou Yang (Assistant Professor, ASU). My current efforts have been published in AAAI, IJCAI, UAI, NAACL, CVIU (journal), WACV.
I have completed my Masters (ME) in Computer Science from the Department of CSA in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2011 with a concentration in Machine Learning under the supervision of Prof. M Narasimha Murty (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, IISc). I have done my Bachelors in CS from Jadavpur University in 2009. After a brief stint at Yahoo, I joined Strand Life Sciences where I worked in the NGS team for nearly 2.5 years before joining ASU to pursue PhD.
PhD in Computer Science, 2018
Arizona State University
MEng in Computer Science, 2011
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
BE in Computer Science, 2009
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
In this work, we propose a way to integrate spatial commonsense knowledge to aid visual reasoning
In this work, we propose an exlicit reasoning layer over Deep Neural Architectures to solve VQA.
In this work, we propose image puzzles that require background knowledge to solve. This project is also aimed to advocates logically …
In this project, we aim to achieve a deeper understanding of images and videos with the help of background or common-sense knowledge. …
I have served as a teaching assistant for the following courses at Arizona State University:
I mentored and collaborated with the following Masters Students:
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