Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Machine Learning, Speech and Audio Processing, Multimedia, Multimodal Processing

Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D. Student, Advisor : Prof. Shrikanth Narayanan
Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL)
GPA : 3.91/4.0

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation Engineering
GPA :8.5/10.0

Experience

Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory

  • Research Assistant

    • Media Analytics and Content Analysis on movies (Google)

    • Underwater Acoustics (ONR and NSF)

    • Programming front end for opensource KALDI ASR system (multiple projects)

    • Automatic Assessment of engagement/boredom behaviour in a classroom scenario (NSF)

    • Participation in speaker trait challenge at INTERSPEECH 2012

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

  • Telemetered Health Monitoring Station
    Design of front end for signal acquisition of various biomedical signals and subsequent transmission over internet

Awards

  • Merit-Cum-Means scholarships for two successive years at IIT Kharagpur

  • InfoUSA Summer Research Fellowship 2008 for an internship at USC.

  • Selected for a French Govt. Scholarship in 2008 for a summer internship.

  • Dean's Fellowship at USC

Graduate Courses

Statistics Random Processes Wavelets
Pattern Recognition Computer Vision Speech Recognition
Machine Learning Graphical Models Natural Language Processing

Course Projects

  • Classification Experiment on MNIST digits database - Pattern Recognition

  • Sparse representation for classification of Faces - Wavelets

  • A study of different approaches to ordinal regression - Machine Learning

  • Natural romanization of Hindi words to English via Pronunciation by Association - Natural Language Processing

  • Unsupervised meeting segmentation using mixture of Markov models based on speaker turn dynamics - Graphical Models

Skills

Programming Languages

Python, Bash Scripting, C, C, JAVA

Tools

Weka, MATLAB, SPSS, Octave, OpenFST, Carmel

Speech related

Praat, HTK, KALDI, SRILM

OS

Unix, Windows

Publications

For a complete list of publications check here

Miscellaneous

  • Nationality : Indian (Student on F1 visa)

  • Languages : English (Fluent), Hindi, Bengali(Native)

  • Other Interests : Guitar, Ukulele, Swimming, Skateboarding