I am a Ph.D student at the University of Pittsburgh. I work with Prof. Jeff Cohn and Dr. Laszlo Jeni (CMU) on understanding human-human interactions through multiple modalities including videos (Computer Vision), speech and language (Natural Language Processing) to computationally model behavioral aspects of human-human communication. These are important cues in real-world automatic identification and evaluation of pyschotherapy treatments and mental-health disorders such as depression and OCD. As an interdisciplinary effort, I use my expertise in statistical methods (particularly Mixed-Effects Models) to test some hypotheses related to human expression of affect.

I have experience in working with experts from different domains including but not limited to Psychology, Statistics and Medical Imaging which resulted in successful publications. Previously, I was a Computer Vision Researcher at Playment, a computer vision and robotics data-annotation startup. I graduated with a master’s by research degree from IIIT-H, India. I was briefly a visiting researcher at SeSaMe (now n-CRiPT) lab at National University of Singapore. I was working with Prof. Ramanathan Subramanian and Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli on mutimodal emotion perception problem. My interests include Machine learning for Human-centered Computing, Affective Computing and Multimodal Multimedia applications. I am always looking for opportunities in Machine Learning with human-centric applications.