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Education


The University of Texas at Austin
M.S. Computer Science | 2016 - present | GPA: 3.9/4
Coursework: Visual Recognition, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Robot Learning

BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, India
B.E. Computer Science | 2011 - 2016 | GPA: 9.4/10
MSc. Physics (dual degree)

Skills


Programming: Python, Java, C/C++, Lua, Octave/Matlab, R
Packages: Pytorch/Torch, Caffe, Tensorflow, Hadoop, Spark

Research


Research Assistant - UT Austin Vision Research Group | Dr. Kristen Grauman | Jan 2017 –
Research Intern - IBM Research | Dr. Rogerio Feris | May - Aug 2017
Research Intern - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore | Dr. Partha Talukdar | Jun 2015 – Jul 2016

Projects


Dynamic Inference Paths in ResNets | May - Aug 2017
Research Intern | Dr. Rogerio Feris | IBM Research, Yorktown Heights
· Trained an RL based agent to drop blocks of a ResNet conditioned on the input image
· Achieves 20%-36% speedup with no loss of accuracy
· Paper currently under review for CVPR 2018

Neural Models for Relation Extraction with Background Knowledge | Jun 2015 – Jul 2016
Research Intern | Dr. Partha Talukdar | Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
· Modeled neural network architectures with attention mechanisms for the task of relation extraction.
· Explored the hypothesis that background information (in the form of verb and entity similarities) acts as intelligent regularizers during optimization.
· Presented as a ACL 2017 Workshop paper [link]

Computational Design of Antimicrobial Peptides | Jun - Dec 2015
Collaboration with Dept. of Biochemistry | Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
· Designed protein sequences that exhibit antimicrobial properties using residue level recurrent neural networks (in Torch)
· Synthesized the designed peptide sequences and performed biochemical tests for antimicrobial activity.
· Published in JBC, 2017 [link]

Additional Experience


Teaching Assistant ​- Introduction to Data Management at UT Austin | Aug - Dec 2016
Teaching Assistant​ - Artificial Intelligence at BITS Pilani | Aug - Dec 2014


Last updated 01/18