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I am an Assistant Professor at UCSC. Before this, I was a postdoctoral researcher in Dan Roth's  group at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I finished my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park working with Dr. Hal Daume III

Before joining UMD, I was a Blue Scholar in the Information Management team at IBM-India Research Labs, New Delhi from Aug. 2009 to Aug. 2011.


My undergraduate years were spent in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur from where I graduated in 2009 as a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering. My bachelor's thesis focused on the problem of predicting cardiological conditions from automatic analysis of ECG signals.


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News:
-- April 2018: Joining as an Assistant professor at UCSC
-- April 8, 2016: Defended my dissertation
-- December 10, 2015: Magazine article on our work here
-- November 12, 2015: 3 papers (on desire fulfillment and relationship modeling) accepted for presentation at AAAI 2016
-- August 21, 2015: Selected for attending the WPI STEM Faculty Launch Program 
-- April 22, 2015: Awarded the Kulkarni Summer Research Fellowship by UMD for this summer.
-- March 12, 2015: My IBM PhD Fellowship was renewed. Thanks IBM :) News on CS@UMD
-- October 10, 2014: Won first place at the ACM SRC (Student Research Competition) held at Grace Hopper Conference, 2014.  News on ACM webpage. (experience(slides) (poster) (twitter
-- April 18, 2014: Will be going back to IBM T J Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights for internship this summer. I will be working with Dmitry MalioutovRick Lawrence and team.
-- Mar 5, 2014: Our paper titled 'Predicting Instructor Intervention in MOOC Forums' was accepted for presentation at ACL 2014
-- Feb 25, 2014: Won best poster award at Google DC PhD Summit, Washington DC
-- Feb 18,2014: Received IBM PhD Fellowship, 2014-15. News on CS@UMD's webpage.
-- December 27, 2013: Paper on 'Joint Question Clustering and Relevance Prediction for Open Domain Non-Factoid Question Answering' accepted at WWW2014
-- October 5, 2013: Attended the Grace Hopper Conference, 2013
-- September 18, 2013: Paper on 'Discriminatively Enhanced Topic Models' accepted in ICDM, 2013
-- July 23, 2013: Got the Grace Hopper Scholarship to attend the conference (view my profile here) Will be in Minneapolis in October.
-- Summer, 2013: I am an intern at IBM TJ Watson research Center working on QA with Vittorio Castelli and team.
-- Got my RA appointment letter for Spring 2012. I'll be working with Dr. Hal Daume III
--Attended Google Grad CS Forum at Mountain View, California, January 18-20, 2012

-- Found links to the Google India Women in Engineering Award :) herehere and here and also to IITK convocation awards see page 39
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