BITS Pilani, Goa Campus

Zuarinagar, Goa 403726

I am working as an Assistant Professor (Grade-II) in the Department of Computer Science and also affiliated with Anuradha and Prashanth Palakurthi Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (APPCAIR), BITS Pilani Goa Campus. I am also a Doctoral Researcher in Machine Learning in the same department. I am working with Senior Professor Ashwin Srinivasan.

My research focus is on the areas of Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Neuro-Symbolic Models, and Optimisation. My doctoral research focuses on the study of stochastic optimisation to search very large discrete spaces. An application of this study is in the area of Inductive Logic Programming (ILP), which is a subfield of symbolic artificial intelligence. Further, the application of the research extends to neuro-symbolic machine learning, a type of which is a combination of ILP and Deep Neural Networks.

I received a Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree in Computer Science from VSSUT, Burla (one of the oldest engineering institutes in India) in the year 2014 and a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Information Technology from NIST Berhampur in the year 2012. I am a Silver Medalist in both M.Tech and B.Tech for my academic performances.

I have worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at NIST Berhampur for over a year during 2014 - 2015. I have also worked as IASc-INSA-NASI Summer Research Fellow at ISI Kolkata. I have qualified national-level competitive examinations such as GATE (twice) and UGC-NET.

Here is my semi-updated CV. References are available upon request.