Biography

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada,
2020 - Present.

Master of Applied Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada,
2018 - 2020.

Bachelor of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, West Bengal University of Technology, India,
2011 - 2015.

Experience

Research Assistant at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 2018 - Present

I am a Research Assistant in Ingenuity Labs Research Institute and Ambient Intelligence and Interactive Machines (Aiim) Lab at Queen’s, working with Prof. Etemad. My research focus is self-supervised learning, currently working on multi-modal (vision + x) self-supervised frameworks to learn meaningful representations without (or with minimal) human supervision. Please see the list of publications to know more about my research.

Teaching Assistant at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, 2018 - Present

  • Head Teaching assistant for ELEC 472 (Artificial Intelligence), Winter 2022.
  • Teaching assistant for ELEC 472 (Artificial Intelligence), Winter 2021.
  • Course developer for ELEC-252 (Electronics I), Fall 2020
  • Teaching assistant for APSC-143 (Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers), Fall 2019.
  • Course developer for ELEC 472 (Artificial Intelligence), Summer 2019.

Sr. System Engineer at Infosys Ltd., Bangalore, India, 2017 - 2018

Software Engineer at Tech Mahindra, Hyderabad, India, 2015 - 2017

Academic Service

Mentorship

  • Jordan Posen, ECE at Queen’s, undergrad final year project, 2021.
  • Rachel Phinnemore, CS at Queen’s, undergrad final year project, 2020.

PC Member

  • IEEE Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2022.

Reviewing

  • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2022.
  • IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence (T-AI), 2021 - Present.
  • IEEE Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2021.
  • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2020.
  • ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), 2019.
  • IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2019, 2020.

Organizing workshops and conferences

  • Co-chaired (Workflow Chair) AAAI 2022 Workshop on Human-Centric Self-supervised Learning (HC-SSL).
  • Served on the organizing committee of AI/GI/CRV Conference 2019.

Academic memberships/Others

  • Postgraduate Affiliate at Vector Institute, 2021 - Present.
  • Student Representative in Graduate Studies Academic Advisory (GSAC) Committee, Dept. of ECE, Queen’s, 2020 - 2021.
  • PhD Rep. at Graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering (GECE) student council, Queen’s University, 2020 - 2021.

Talks/Presentations

  • Poster presentation at Robotics and AI Symposium, Ingunity Labs, 2021.
  • Paper talk at AAAI, 2021.
  • Paper talk at ICASSP, 2020.
  • Poster presentation at FEAS Research Symposium, Queen’s University, Canada, 2019.
  • Paper talk at ACII, 2019.