Hello! I am Azad Naik. Currently, I work at Microsoft (March 2017-now).

I graduated with a Ph.D. (2017) and M.S. (2013) in Computer Science from the George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia (USA). My dissertation advisor was Dr. Huzefa Rangwala. Prior to joining GMU, I completed my B.Tech. (2009) in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad (INDIA).    

Previously, I've worked in the software company at various positions (software developer, data scientist and research intern) for more than 3 years. I got an opportunity to work with MicrosoftNJVC, RRCATSamsung India Software Operations and Aricent.

My research interests include Data Mining and Machine Learning and it can be broadly categorized as:
(i) Large-Scale Hierarchical Classification  (ii) Algorithmic Design
(iii) Multi-Task and Transfer Learning          (iv) Statistical Pattern Recognition 

More details about my research and publications can be found in my research page.

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