I am a recent Master's graduate from the University of South Florida (USF) with a research focus in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning. I have obtained my Bachelor's degree from USF in 2020 with a major in Computer Science. I have a particular interest in Neural Machine Translation in the context of low-resource languages as well as cross-lingual representation learning for multilingual NLU tasks.
Currently, I lead some research efforts with the Turkic Interlingua community on low-resource NLP problems. During my Master's degree, my research at the Advancing Machine and Human Reasoning Lab (AHMR) and Social Computing Lab mainly revolved around language models, neural machine translation, and evaluation. I was co-advised by Dr. Sriram Chellappan and Dr. John Licato
Previously, I have had an opportunity to explore a variety of research areas. During the summers of 2020 and 2019, I worked as an intern at Salesforce and IBM Research respectively. At Salesforce, I developed, tested and deployed features for the Salesforce Blockchain (BCP) team. At IBM Research, I worked under the supervision of Dr. Rong Chang in Financial Services (FSS) team. My work involved creating a general purpose framework for automatic build, deployment and migration of ML capabilities through API Services. Through my sophomore undergraduate year, I worked and contributed to projects related to Use of Gamification in Epidemiology led by Dr. Ryan Carney and Brain Drone Race Simulation led by Dr. Marvin Andujar.Download CV Download One-Page Resume