About me. I'm a first-year Computer Science PhD student at Stanford, advised by Prof. Chris Re. At Stanford, I have collaborated with, and continue to work with Prof. Emma Brunskill, Prof. Fei-Fei Li and Prof. Jure Leskovec. I am affiliated with the Stanford AI Lab, Stanford Infolab, Stanford Human-Centered AI Institute and Statistical Machine Learning group, and have ongoing research collaborations with the Stanford Vision Lab, Stanford Medicine and Stanford Children's Health.
In Summer 2019, I will be headed to Salesforce Einstein AI Research in Palo Alto as a Deep Learning Research Intern.
Research interests. As humans, our ability to translate intent into behavior by leveraging our knowledge is amazing! My goal is to build autonomous agents that can do the same. Can we design agents that help us achieve our goals, by learning through interaction with the world and representing and utilizing their prior knowledge?
I'm especially interested in building agents that can learn by observing human behavior, and advancing the theory and practice for these problems. I think about these questions mainly through the lens of Reinforcement Learning, but I also draw from other areas of Statistical Machine Learning. Another area I'm passionate about is using AI to solve real problems, by creating systems for AI-assisted education and healthcare.
Historical note. I graduated with a Master's degree from the Department of Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University in 2018, where I was a recepient of the Siebel Foundation's 2017-18 Scholarship. Concurrently, I spent time at Stanford (2017-2018) as a visiting Research Assistant in the AI Lab with Prof. Emma Brunskill. I did my undergrad at the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi (IITD) where I spent 5 amazing years majoring in EECS. At IITD, I got into AI research while working with Prof. Mausam. I also greatly enjoyed collaborating with Prof. Aditya Parameswaran and Prof. Hari Sundaram during an internship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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