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I am a computer science student at Purdue University, currently pursuing my masters degree. I am advised by Professor Dan Goldwasser. I am graduating in December 2019 and looking for full-time machine learning positions.


I am interested in Natural Language Processing as it is applied to Machine Learning. My research focuses on finding ways to train an artificial agent to comprehend instructions from a human, and use it to execute robotics and fake news detection tasks. The instructions, or advice, are designed to be simple such that the AI system can easily understand it, and this leads to a significant performance improvement in the tasks we have tried it on. I published a paper describing this at NAACL 2019. Code available.


Education:

Masters in Computer Science with Thesis: Purdue University. Expected December 2019.

Bachelors in Computer Science: Purdue University. May 2018.