I am currently a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dan Jurafsky at Stanford University. My primary research interest lies in the inter-disciplinary field of computational sociolinguistics. In my research, I build and use computational tools to analyze linguistic patterns that reveal the underlying social contexts in which language is used. At Stanford, I also work with Prof. Jennifer Eberhardt on computationally analyzing interactions between law enforcement officers and community members, and Prof. Daniel McFarland and Prof. Jure Leskovec on studying the history of science through computational analysis of literature.
Before Stanford, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2015, co-advised by Dr. Owen Rambow as the primary advisor, and Dr. Mona Diab as the secondary advisor. In addition to them, my thesis committee included Prof. Kathleen McKeown, Prof. Julia Hirschberg and Prof. Marilyn Walker. During the PhD years, I was also fortunate to work on various exciting research projects during internships at Google (2014), IBM Watson (2013), Avaya Labs (2012) and Siemens Corporate Research (2011). My research has been published at top-tier international venues such as WWW, ACL, EMNLP, NAACL, COLING, IJCNLP, and ECAI.
I obtained my Master of Science degree in Computer Science in Fall 2009, also from Columbia University. Before coming to Columbia, I worked as a Software Engineer with TATA Consultancy Services Ltd. for 4 years. I obtained my Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Engineering, Chengannur under the Cochin University of Science and Technology in May 2004.