Background

Academic
  • PhD (Information Science) from University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill (May 2010)
  • MS (Computer Science) from University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst (May 2006)
  • Research Assistant at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay (February 2002-July 2003)
  • MTech (Computer Technology) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras (January 2002)
  • BE (Computer Engineering) from Dharamsinh Desai Institute of Technology (DDIT), Nadiad, Gujarat, India (May 2000)
Professional
  • Consultant, United Nations Data Analytics. Since Sept. 2016.
  • Consultant, Brainly. Since June 2016.
  • Associate Professor, School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. Since July 2016.
  • Assistant Professor, School of Communication & Information at Rutgers University. July 2010-June 2016.
  • Affiliate member of graduate faculty, Dept. of Computer Science, Rutgers University. Since 2013.
  • Scientific Advisor. Texifter - a startup for developing tools and support for extracting and analyzing information from online sources. Springfield, MA. Sept. 2010-Aug. 2012.
  • Director of Web Technologies, Texifter - a startup for developing tools and support for extracting and analyzing information from online sources. Springfield, MA. Sept. 2009- Aug. 2010.
  • Summer intern at Fuji Xerox Palo Alto Lab (FXPAL) at California. Work on TRECVid as well as Collaborative Information Retrieval. Palo Alto, CA. Summer 2007.
  • Visiting research fellow at National Institute of Informatics (NII) at Tokyo, Japan. Summer 2006.
  • Summer intern at Honda Research Institute at Mountain View, California. Summer 2004.