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Sougata S.

- Team Leader

Sougata is a first year PhD student in the Computer Science and Engineering department at University at Buffalo, New York. Advised by professor Rohini K. Srihari, his research areas are deep learning, conversational systems, natural language processing and text mining. Sougata's current research projects involve conversational systems and leveraging machine learning for social good.

Souvik D.

Souvik is a Computer Science and Engineering Graduate student at State University of New York at Buffalo, advised by Prof. Rohini K. Sirhari. His current area of research is Symbolic Reasoning in Conversational Systems. In the past, Souvik has worked in several successful startups and MNCs mainly in applied machine learning roles. Some selected projects are, predicting social unrest using deep learning methods, metadata extraction using transformer models and deep entity resolution.

Elizabeth S.

Elizabth is a PhD student in Linguistics, with a focus on computational semantics.

Mayank L.

Mayank completed their bachelor’s in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, India and currently is pursuing their Master's in CS with a specialization in AI/Software from University at Buffalo, SUNY. After being in the software industry for 2 years and doing multiple internships in various technologies, I have gained real-world knowledge and experience which helped me to understand the frameworks from debugging till deployment. Mayank's goal is to help my country and society to transform to the next level using the skills and knowledge that I will be gaining. My hobbies include sports, PC games, coding, and traveling.

Amneet K.

Amneet is currently pursuing MS in CS from SUNY Buffalo. They are an enthusiastic learner who wants to solve problems using data and technology. Amneet's experience of working in corporate culture to start-up has built the attitude to aim for the goal and learn and improvise all along until the goal is achieved. Their professional goal is to achieve technical expertise in their field of interest i.e data science and Machine Learning and personal goal is to eventually use this expertise and experience to solve real world problems (environmental and social third world problems) using technology.

Erin P.

Erin is a PhD student in Linguistics working on the linguistic analysis of non-canonical text production through keystroke logs and interested in language production as a spatiotemporal and non-linear process. Her research tries to find correlations between how people type and what they type, to cast a new light on the way we represent language production processes. After completing a B.A in Anglophone Studies and a Research M.A. in Linguistics, she joined the University at Buffalo in 2018, where she is currently earning a M.S in Computational Linguistics as well as a PhD.

Vineet J.

Vineet is a graduate student at the University at Buffalo, pursuing MS in CS with a focus in AI. They completed their under graduate in CS and have three years of relevant industry experience. Vineet's technical strengths include AWS, Python, PostgreSQL, etc. Their best traits are that they are proactive, persistent, and a self-learner. Vineet has completed over a dozen courses on Coursera in ML/Data Science and is targeting AWS SAA certification in the coming months to add to their repertoire. Personal hobbies include guitar playing and chess.

Rohini Srihari

- Faculty Advisor

Rohini Srihari is a scientist, educator and entrepreneur. Dr. Srihari is a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Dept. at the University at Buffalo where her research in artificial intelligence focuses on natural language processing, machine learning and web mining. She has founded several language technology start-ups. She served as Chief Data Scientist at PeaceTech Lab, United States Institute of Peace. She directed a multidisciplinary team in the development of an AI platform for early warning of social disruption in fragile countries. Her research focus is AI for Social Impact including combating misinformation and conversational AI.

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