I am a 3rd year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. I work at the Crowd Intelligence Lab, where I am advised by Dr. Kurt Luther. My current area of research focuses on building novel technologies by combining artificial intelligence (AI) and human cognitive intelligence via crowdsourcing. I am interested in the interaction between human and AI systems, and how as researchers, we can leverage their complementary strengths in order to come up with better technology products.
Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where I graduated from the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering with a dual degree (B.Tech and M.Tech). During this time, my work focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning, with a special focus on autonomous robots and self-driving cars. I have also worked as a research intern at the Autonomous Robotics and Perception Group (ARPG), University of Colorado at Boulder and at the CAMMA Research Group, University of Strasbourg.
For my PhD research, I have received the Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge Grand Prize, the ACM IUI Best Paper award and the AAAI HCOMP Best Poster/Demo award.
In the summer of 2019, I worked as a research intern at Dataminr.