I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Computer Science department at Stanford University, where I work with Prof. Dan Jurafsky and others at the Stanford NLP group, in an array of projects that fall into the interdisciplinary field of computational social sciences, with a focus on applying Natural Language Processing for Social Good.
I bring together natural language processing techniques, machine learning models, and social science methods in order to identify and address large scale societal issues, such as racial bias and disparities, workplace incivility, and abusive behavior online. To this end, I closely collaborate with researchers from Linguistics, Psychology, Education, Journalism, and Economics, as well as with the relevant industrial counterparts.
I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2015, co-advised by Dr. Owen Rambow and Dr. Mona Diab, and with Prof. Kathleen McKeown, Prof. Julia Hirschberg and Prof. Marilyn Walker as other members of my thesis committee. Prior to that, I obtained my MS in Computer Science in Fall 2009, also from Columbia University and B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Cochin University of Science and Technology in May 2004. I have also spent considerable amount of time in the industry, through summer internships at Google, IBM Research, Avaya and Siemens, and as Software Engineer with TATA Consultancy Services. for 4 years.