Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech

My research focuses on developing novel tools that leverage the complementary strengths of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and collective human intelligence for solving complex, open-ended problems.

I am a 4th 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. For my research, I have won the Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge Grand Prize (2018), the ACM IUI Best Paper (2019) award and the AAAI HCOMP Best Poster/Demo (2018) award. In the summer of 2019, I was a research intern at Dataminr in New York City.

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.