I am a second year MS/PhD student at the College of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. As part of the Knowledge Discovery Lab, I work with Prof. David Jensen. My current research interests lie in building and using causal models to explain deep networks. I am also interested in interdisciplinary applications of causal modeling, particularly security and computational social science.
My prior work (produced in my undergrad) have been oriented towards using data mining and machine learning techniques to understand real world issues in the fields of computational social science, information science, applied statistics and mathematics.
Prior to joining UMass, I was a software engineer at IBM where I worked on the IBM z/OS Mainframe. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany.
- Got accepted to speak at IBM AI Systems Day 2018 on “Mocking Atari for Deep Reinforcement Learning”. (October 2018)
- Mentored young, female K-12 students in an introductory programming workshop by Girls Inc. Eureka! using the Arduino language. (July 2018)
- Received the Lori A. Clarke Scholarship in Computer Science 2018 from CICS, UMass Amherst (June 2018)
- Got selected (with scholarship) to attend the CRA-W Grad Cohort 2018 in San Francisco, CA (April 2018)
- Presented Do Diverse Social Interactions Make Us Smile More Often? Studying Smiles and Diversity Via Social Media Photos at ACM Multimedia 2017 in San Jose, CA (October 2017).