I am a grad student at the University of Toronto where I am pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science. I am working with Prof. Ruslan Salakhutdinov and the Machine Learning Group and my research interests are mainly Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
I obtained my B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kanpur in May 2014. To know more about me you can visit my personal website.
M.Sc. in Computer Science • January 2016 • Canada
B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering • May 2014 • India
B.Tech. Project with Prof. Harish Karnick• January 2014 - April 2014
Used Deep Belief Networks and Hidden Markov Models with MFCC and its first and second order derivatives as features to recognize alphabets from ISOLET dataset and words from an IIT Kanpur dataset of roughly 120,000 Hindi word recordings.
Course Project • August 2013 - November 2013 • Code and Report
Applied collaborative filtering techniques to generate recommendations and predict ratings on MovieLens dataset having 100K ratings from 943 users on 1682 movies.
Research Intern • May 2013 - July 2013 • Project Page
Worked with Ashesh Jain and Prof. Ashutosh Saxena to make Baxter Research Robot learn trajectory preferences for grocery store checkout using incremental improvements suggested by the user. The project involved feature engineering, using algorithms like preference perceptrons and structural support vector machine.
Yahoo! HackU 24-hr hackathon • August 2012 • Code and Documentation
Plotted twitter trends on Google Maps and did country-wise Sentiment Analysis on tweets. Plotted whether a product was trending positively/negatively based on the buzz generated by it on Twitter.
Research Project • April 2012 - July 2012
Worked with Prof. Amey Karkare, Prof. Subhajit Roy and Dr. Sumit Gulwani on creating an Intelligent Tutoring System for teaching First Order Logic. We utilized the Stanford CoreNLP Parser to parse and retrieve meta-data and generated first order logic formulae. We also explored generating new questions from our corpus.
Cornell University CS News, News Link, Dec 2013.
Attention, Kmart shoppers: there's a robot checker open in aisle six, Kurzweil AI, Nov 2013.
Robots trained to become less deadly, FOX News, Nov 2013.
Robots can learn to hold knives -- and not stab humans, NBC News, Nov 2013.
Cornell Researchers Help Robot Unlearn Stabby Motions With A Human Trainer, TechCrunch, Nov 2013.
IEEE Spectrum, Daily Mail (UK), CBS News, CNET, Huffington Post (UK), Gizmodo, PopSci, Slashdot Front page, ACM Technews, French Tribune.
Discovery Channel Daily Planet, Nov 6, 2013.
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