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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Computer Science

Stony Brook University
107 Academy St
Staunton, VA 24401

I am currently a 1st Year Ph.D in Computer Science student at Stony Brook University where I am developing assisitve applications for people with low vision or limited movement under the supervision of Professor I.V Ramakrishnan

I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S in Computer Science (Hons) at Stony Brook University where I was actively involved in undergraduate research at the Human Language Analysis Beings Lab (HLAB), the Data Management and Biomedical Data Analytics Lab (BMI-DB) and the Computer Vision Lab (CV Lab). My research interests includes Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction and Computing for Social Good.

I have conducted research under the supervision of Professor Minh Hoai Nguyen, Professor H.Andrew Schwartz, Professor Ritwik Banerjee and Professor Fusheng Wang.

My Senior Honors Thesis was "Quantifying and Detecting Whataboutism in Social Media Comments" where I applied deep-learning language features to create a semi-supervised graph propogation algorithm that can identify "whataboutism" in Youtube comments with an accuracy of up to 70%. I am also involved with the EyeCanDo Project where I am currently implementing gesture recognition features to an application used by ALS patients with limited movement.


  • [June 2021] I submitted my second paper "Talking Trash - Trash Mapping in Geographical Area using Semantic Segmentation" to BMVC 2021 as an improvement to the first paper

  • [Feb 2021] I was accepted into the Ph.D in Computer Science Program at the Department of Computer Science, Stony Brook University with a full Summer Research Assistant position to work under Professor I.V Ramakrishnan

  • [December 2020] I was accepted to Stony Brook University's Undegraduate Honors Computer Science Program

  • [June 2020] I submitted my first paper "Talking Trash - Trash Mapping in Geographical Area" to WACV 2021

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