I am currently a Final Year Ph.D. student in Computer Science from CIDSE, Arizona State University. I have successfully defended my thesis on June 27, 2018!
For my doctoral studies, I have worked on Image Understanding using a combination of Deep Learning, Commonsense Reasoning and Knowledge Representation Techniques under the supervision of Prof. Chitta Baral (President of KR.inc, 2016-Present). I have also closely collaborated with and partially funded by Dr. Yezhou Yang (Assistant Professor, ASU).
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 and author of Data Clustering: A Review which has more than 13,000 citations). 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 two and half years before joining ASU to pursue PhD.
PhD in Computer Science, 2018
Arizona State University
ME in Computer Science, 2011
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
BE in Computer Science, 2009
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
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 interpretable systems.
In this project, we aim to achieve a deeper understanding of images and videos with the help of background or common-sense knowledge. Our motivation is the way a human interprets images and videos, breaks them down in few important constituent parts, can reason about them, detect complex activities etc.
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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