I worked as a Research Developer at Multilingual Systems & Machine Learning group, Microsoft Research, Bangalore. My research work was primary focused on computational and empirical methodologies in mix language computer mediated communications analysing the reasons behind code alternation (i.e. code-mixing, code-switching, code-congruence) and developing machine learning models to normalize or back-transliterate the text. I also enjoyed prototyping various embedded device including a very basic Brain Machine Interface that controlled living room devices such as lights and fan and was able to comprehend user’s mood.
Before MSR I worked at Modern Innovations Group (MIG), Microsoft India R&D Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad where I experimented with vision, gestures, speech and touch which led to some excellent prototypes some of which went into production. I also collaborated with various teams to develop augmented reality apps.
I am a Young India Fellow. Young India Fellowship (YIF) is modelled on Rhodes Scholarship and is delivered by Ashoka University in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan, Carleton College, Singularity University and SciencesPo. During the fellowship, I worked with Prof. Rahul Mangharam (Director, mLab) SEAS-University of Pennsylvania for around 8.5 months as a project fellow. We developed ‘viSparsh’, a haptic belt for visually impaired that aids them in routine life navigation. ‘viSparsh’ was acknowledged as one among the top 12 innovations by Wall Street Journal [WSJ-Asian Innovation Awards'12].
I am an engineer by brain and poet by heart. I maintain a poetry journal with 90+ poetic expressions of my experiences in life. I love travelling, savouring delicacies and listening old classics. I come from the historically rich city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India.