Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Computer Science   [ Fall 2018 - present ]
    The University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA
    Advisor: Prof. Sriraam Natarajan
  • Master of Science (M.S.) Computer Science   [ Fall 2017 - present ]
    The University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Information and Communication Technology   [ May 2013 ]
    Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, India
    Thesis Advisor: Prasenjit Majumder
    Thesis Topic: Language identification for short text in transliterated space

Publications

  • A Unified Framework for Knowledge Intensive Gradient Boosting: Leveraging Human Experts for Noisy Sparse Domains,
    Harsha Kokel, Phillip Odom, Shuo Yang, Sriraam Natarajan, In AAAI 2020.
    paper | code | slide | supplemental | blog | poster | DOI
  • Morpheme Extraction Task,
    Rashmi Sankepally, Harsha Kokel, Komal Agarwal, Prasenjit Majumder, In FIRE 2013
    paper | task

Technical skills

    Python, Java, C, Shell Scripting, MATLAB, R, Linux/Unix, Git, SQL, MongoDB, JavaScript.

Experience

Industry

  • ML Intern, Turvo Inc., CA, USA   [ Summer 2018 ]
    Modeled cost estimator that leverages knowledge of the domain experts. Kokel et al. AAAI 2020 was motivated by the work at Turvo.
  • Senior Software Engineer, Amadeus Software Labs, Bangalore, India   [ 2016-17 ]
    Implemented efficient low fare search for Air Canada for elongated period.
  • Associate Technology, Publicis Sapient, Bangalore, India   [ 2013-16 ]
    Provided content management solutions for enhanced digital presence.

Academia

  • Research Assistant, UT Dallas, TX, USA   [ Fall 2018 ]
    Working on DARPA's Communicating with Computers grant
  • Teaching Assistant, UT Dallas, TX, USA   [ Fall 2018 ]
    CS6343 and CS4365, graduate and undergraduate level class of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Research Assistant, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, India   [ 2012-13 ]
    Worked on Sandhan, a multilingual search engine for 8 Indian languages. Including cross lingual search. I developed the Query Builder for Indian languages with query expansion for relevance judgment.

Academic Service

  • Student volunteer at ICDE 2020.
  • Assistant Electronic Publishing Editors for JAIR 2020 - present.
  • Reviewed papers for CODS-COMAD, 2020 and SDM, 2020.
  • Helped organize meeting of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE), 2018, 2013.
  • Conducted a lab on Information Retrieval in Microsoft Research India & IRSI Pre-FIRE workshop, 2013.
  • Co-organized Morpheme Extraction Task at FIRE 2013.

My Github Contribution

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