I am an incoming Ph.D. student at the University of Washington where I'll be working on problems in the intersection of natural language processing (NLP) and human-computer interaction (HCI). I am currently interested in the prospect of leveraging human computation to build large-scale high-quality datasets and to efficiently evaluate machine-generated text, both of which are necessary to train and test robust large-scale NLP models. I am also interested in building interactive and human-in-the-loop NLP systems as well as using NLP effectively to understand large-scale qualitative data.
Previously, I was an AI Center Fellow at Microsoft Research, where I worked on NLP for low resource languages and underserved & marginalized communities. I've also spent time pursuing research at CMU and UCL, as well as two summers with Google Summer of Code working for Julia Computing and Mozilla. I graduated with a B.E. in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from BITS Pilani, Goa, India.