I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. I started my Ph.D. program in June 2015 after finishing my B.Tech. degree in Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur in CSE.
While my research applications are varied and range from education to online consumer behavior models, my main research interest is imbalanced classification in different scenarios like text classification and network representation. My research experience lies in the areas of data mining, machine learning, text mining, sentiment analysis, and network representation learning.
As a child, my classmates looked up to actors, while scientists were like rockstars to me. It was my dream to become one. I was very fascinated with science, especially physics. It wasn’t necessarily the complicated equations but understanding the elegant concepts and theories that gave me an “aha!” moment. They were like plot twists in novels, something I still enjoy reading. I enjoyed the mathematical framework through which I could understand and explore the world. As I grew older, my interests shifted to more abstract sciences such as computer science due to my love of logic and discrete maths. While studying for my Bachelor’s degree, I realized that I wanted to continue learning. I wanted to not only read about the theories proposed by others but also explore the world on my own. Thus, I discovered my passion for research and decided to go to graduate school. I applied for Ph.D. programs because I was sure that I didn’t want a terminal Master’s degree. I aspired to research a topic deeply, to learn the process. And now as I reach the end of my doctoral studies, my time here has confirmed something that I always knew. Research is going to be one of the constants in my professional career.
I am passionate about many different things, and my biggest regret is that life isn’t long enough to do all of it. But I will try to do as many of these as I can– both professionally and personally. I want to study and research different topics, as well as pursue different hobbies.