I am a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz, working with Dr. Snigdha Chaturvedi. I hold a master degree in Computer Science and a master and bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.
I am broadly interested in improving Deep Learning techniques for Natural Language Understanding, Generation, and Commonsense reasoning. My recent research focuses on interactive and controllable story generation, and modeling emotional trajectory in narrative context.
Sept 2021: I've been awarded the Jack Baskin School of Engineering 2021 Sabbatical Fellowship!
Nov 2020: Our paper Learning to Rationalize for Nonmonotonic Reasoning with Distant Supervision has been accepted to AAAI 2021! Work done during my internship @ AI2!
Nov 2020: I am co-organizing a workshop with Snigdha Chaturvedi, Mohit Iyyer, Elizabeth Clark, Lara J. Martin, and Nader Akoury on Narrative Understanding @ NAACL 2021.
Sept 2020: Our long paper on Modeling Protagonist Emotions for Emotion-Aware Storytelling has been accepted to EMNLP 2020!
Sept 2020: I successfully advanced to candidacy. Officially a Ph.D. candidate now!
June 2020: Our poster on Multi-task Learning has been accepted into the 2020 ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing.
May 2020: Our paper on ''Effective Forum Curation via Multi-task Learning'' has been accepted at the 13th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) 2020.
Oct 2019: Attending GHC 2019 (October 1-5) in Florida.
Sept 2019: Attending and presenting my poster at SoCal NLP Symposium at USC!
June 2019: Attending NAACL 2019 (June 2-7) in Minneapolis, MN.
May 2019: Very excited to announce that I have been awarded GHC scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration in Florida!May 2019: Won the 2nd prize for poster competition at UCSC Data Science Day !
April 2019: Won a travel grant to participate in the CRA-W Grad Cohort for Women Workshop (April 11-13) in Chicago, IL!
April 2019: Awarded the UCSC Women's Club and the Marilyn C. Davis Scholarship Fund!
March 2019: Our paper on ''Automatic Story Generation With Human-in-the-Loop'' has been accepted to appear at NAACL 2019 Workshop on Narrative Understanding (WNU) .
December 2018: Graduated with a master in Computer Science from UCSC!
June 2018: Joining Xerox PARC as an intern!