I’m a 3rd year Computer Science Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech advised by Dr. Chandan Reddy. My research interests fall broadly under the umbrella of trustworthy and responsible AI with a focus on fairness, interpretability, and robustness of deep learning models – particularly in the domain of natural language processing (NLP). I work on identifying vulnerabilities of large language models (LLMs) and building systems that are fair, interpretable, and robust to adversarial perturbations in the input.
Prior to starting my Ph.D., I was a research intern at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where I worked with Dr. David Jurgens and Dr. Libby Hemphill on identifying offensive comments and de-escalating conflicts on social media platforms. I also worked briefly as a software engineer at Intuit, India. Before that, I completed my MS by research in Computational Lingiustics and Bachelors in Computer Science from IIIT, Hyderabad, India.