I am a PhD candidate advised by Prof. Gerhard Weikum and Prof. Krishna P. Gummadi. My PhD thesis is about building responsible machine learning systems, which are fair and trustworthy. Prior to joining MPI as a PhD student, I was a research assistant in Data Mining Group at Aalto University headed by Prof. Aristides Gionis, where my research was mainly concerned with knowledge discovery in large graphs - as well as investigate how these results can be used in a wide range of applications, including finding experts, recommendations, social network analysis. During my PhD and M.Sc. I had the opportunity to do research internships at Google Brain (Mountain View, U.S.A), People + AI Research (PAIR) at Google Research (Zurich, Switzerland) and Bell Labs (Dublin, Ireland).
I earned my master's degree (honours) in Machine Learning and Data Mining at Aalto University (Finland) and bachelor's degree (distinction) in Computer Science at Osmania University (India). Before that, I was a software engineer at Microsoft (India). In the 3 exciting years (2012-2015) at Microsoft, I worked in various roles revolving around data, including data mining, data analytics, business intelligence, search engine technology and have learnt various aspects of building large and scalable systems.
I love cooking, travelling and hiking! I like to dream about the day when I will have a travelling food truck - worlds best moving street food restaurant, you never know where I might pop up! Until then, I work on my passions in increments. My next travel goal is 30/30 (visit 30 countries by the time I am 30).
Current statistics: visited 24 countries, lived and worked in 5 of them.