I am a PhD student at the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) , University of Southern California (USC). I am advised by Gale Lucas and Jonathan Gratch. I am also guided by Jonathan May. I am currently interested in the overlap between Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), focusing on enabling human-machine negotiations through Natural Language.

I pursued my undergraduate in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG). After graduating in 2017, I spent a couple of years with Adobe Research, focusing on NLP applications in marketing, including affect modeling and text summarization.

I am always looking for research internships and collaborations. You can find my latest resume here.

Updates:

  • April 2022: Our work on opponent modeling in negotiation dialogues got accepted at Findings of NAACL 2021. Preprint Code
  • February 2022: I will be interning at Google, New York for Summer'22.
  • February 2022: Our abstract on emotion-aware negotiation agents was accepted at ISRE 2022.
  • November 2021: I gave a talk on our CaSiNo dataset at Adobe Research.
  • October 2021: Very happy to add that our work on CaSiNo negotiation dataset was nominated for Best Paper Award at WeCNLP 2021 Summit.
  • October 2021: Our work on CaSiNo negotiation dataset was accepted at WeCNLP 2021 symposium.
  • July 2021: Our work on predicting outcome satisfaction and partner perception in negotiation dialogues was accepted at ACII 2021 conference. Preprint
  • July 2021: I gave a talk on our CaSiNo dataset at Google's NLP Reading Group.
  • May 2021: I joined Amazon Alexa AI as an Applied Scientist Intern for Summer 2021.
  • May 2021: Our work on the CaSiNo negotiation dataset was covered by TechXplore.
  • April 2021: Our team Viola for the multi-million dollar Alexa Prize challenge reached the semi-final stage in the competition.
  • March 2021: Our work on the CaSiNo dataset consisting over a thousand negotiation dialogues got accepted at NAACL 2021. Preprint Dataset
  • January 2021: Our agent won the First Prize at the ANAC negotiation challenge at IJCAI 2020. Find the presentation here.
  • November 2020: I joined the first ever team from USC that is participating in the multi-million dollar Alexa Prize challenge for the development of social chatbots. More details here.
  • October 2020: We collected a dataset of over a thousand negotiation dialogues in English. The abstract was presented at the WeCNLP 2020 Summit. Here is the link to the abstract and the video.
  • October 2020: My work on a negotiation agent for ANAC challenge at IJCAI was covered by TechXplore.
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