I am a final-year computer science Ph.D. candidate at University of Southern California. I work on natural language processing and applied machine learning, advised by Prof. Nanyun Peng and Prof. Aram Galstyan. My doctoral thesis/projects focus on creating novel machine learning models for event-centric reasoning with applications in information extraction, question answering and language generation.

I will defend my thesis in June, 2022. Post graduation, I will join AWS AI as an applied scientist to work on enterprise search. I am interested in fundamental NLP and machine learning research, but I am particularly passionate about leveraging AI tools to solve challenging real-world problems.

Prior to joining USC, I worked at Federal Reserve and Commonwealth Bank of Australia as a statistical researcher and a data scientist for more than three years. While working full-time, I obtained my Masters' degree in data science at NYU CDS where I had the privilege to work with Prof. Kyunghyun Cho.