Intelligent Systems Division

ISD Visiting Students

Nada Aldarrab

Nada is a graduate student at USC, working on her thesis under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Knight. She is currently working on the decipherment of historical documents (joint project with Uppsala University, Sweden). Her research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, decipherment and machine translation. 

 

 

Suresh Alse

I am a Computer Science grad student at USC and I am working with Dr. Criag Knoblock on Semantic Labeling using Machine Learning and statistical techniques since Fall 2015. I completed Bachelors of Technology from NITK, Surathkal and was previously a software engineer at Intuit, working on a development of QuickBooks. My areas of interests include Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Mining. I also blog a lot about various things in computer science.

 

Rajagopal Bojanapalli

I am a Informatics student in the University of Southern California. I am working on developing in clustering techniques. Completed Bachelors of Engineering from BITS Pilani, 2013. I am interested in machine learning and data mining. I like playing volleyball and cricket.

 

 

Nilay Chheda

I am a Computer Science master's student specializing in "Data Science". My academic interests include next generation big data systems and various fields of Artificial Intelligence used for Data Analysis especially deep learning. Before joining USC in Fall 2015, I used to program kernel software of Audio subsystem for Qualcomm Snapdragon used in Windows Phone. In free time, I love to follow my passion for various hardware and software technologies, enjoy Sci-Fi movies/TV shows and stay fit by doing Yoga and Swimming.

 

 

Yamini Goyal

I am a Computer Science Graduate student at the University of Southern California. Prior to USC, I completed my under-graduation from RVCE, India. I am currently working on a Directed Research Project, under Prof. Szekely and Prof. Knoblock, to analyze Companies Products and Services. My areas of interest include Big Data Analytics. In my free time, I like to swim, hit the gym or cook. 

 

 

 

Muthu Gurumoorthy

I'm a Masters student at USC specializing towards Data Informatics. At ISI, I'm working with Prof. Pedro Szekely as part of the DIG project, mainly involved in content extraction and enhancing text retrieval algorithms. Before joining USC I was working as Product Engineer at Science Inc. based out of Santa Monica where I was mostly involved in backend services of startups. I'm a Data enthusiast, my areas of interests include Machine Learning, Big Data and Programming. My hobbies are playing musical instruments, and sports - football and cricket.

 

Eric Heiden

 I am a Computer Science Master's student at the University of Southern California. At ISI, I am working with Prof. Knoblock and Prof. Szekely on extracting knowledge from company websites. Our goal is to analyze how companies change their products and services in reaction to their competitors, and how these developments affect whole industries over time.

Besides data mining and machine learning, I am also interested in artificial intelligence and robotics. Since November 2015, I am working at the Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory (RESL) where I am developing applications for object recognition and other tasks related to Computer Vision.

I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Rostock in Germany. In my spare time, I enjoy taking thousands of photos while hiking or traveling.

Lakshmi Kasinathan

I am a Data Science grad student at USC and I am working with Dr. Knoblock and Dr. Szekely this Summer on Information crawling and learning Information integration and building knowledge graphs about Patent Monetization Entities, that would serve as an application of DIG.

I did my undergrad in Information Technology from Anna University,Chennai and  was previously a software engineer at EMC Corporation, working on building scalable cloud apps on the VMware vFabric platform.

My areas of interest include Machine Learning, Natural language Processing.

On weekends,I enjoy going on hikes/long walks and reading adventure/mystery/crime novels! with Professor Szekely on a project to analyze research trends. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music and watching movies.

Vishnu Priya Krishnamurthy

I am a Computer Science graduate student at the University of Southern California. My research interests include big data processing and analytics. I am intrigued by the extent to which we can use several mathematical and computer science models to understand people's behaviors and patterns in social media and studying data to predict user trends and sentiments has been my primary interest. At grad school, I have enjoyed working on projects related to social media analysis, natural language processing and information retrieval from the web.

I spent last summer interning as a software engineer in Microsoft's Azure Stream Analytics team. My primary contribution included integrating the stream analytics platform to Microsoft's Hadoop File System. At ISI I am working with Professor Kristina Lerman on a research project to study twitter data to infer insights on language innovation based on demographics. 

Veer Lade

Veer is a Masters student at USC in Computer Science. He completed his undergraduate degree from India in Computer Engineering. He is currently doing a directed research under Dr. Szekely for the advertisement clustering project. He is interested in Artificial Intelligence, data mining, and social media analysis and wishes to work with ISI in the future as well. He is a FC Barcelona fan and in his spare time likes to participate in hackathons and attend other technical events. He is also interested in photography and loves to hike and travel.

 

 

Yike Liu

I am a third year PhD student in the Physics Department at Univerisity of Michigan. I am also a MS student in the Computer Science and Engineering Department. I am part of GEMS Lab and am advised by Professor Danai Koutra. I'm generally interested in large-scale data science projects that help the end users make sense of large amounts of data, such as finding interesting patterns, detecting anomalies, and visualizing important connections in real-world data. At ISI I’m working with Prof. Pedro Szekely and Prof. Aram Galstyan on human-trafficking data analytics. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~yikeliu/

Sanmukh Lodha

Sanmukh Lodha is visiting ISI as a directed research student under Prof. Pedro Szekely. He is assisting him with data visualization for his DIG project. He has completed his undergrad from University of Pune, India and has two years of work experience as a Software Engineer at Persistent Systems Ltd., India. Currently, he is a graduate student at USC pursuing his masters in Computer Science.He recently completed a web developer internship at Electronic Arts (EA) and as an intern, he developed a web tool to monitor different servers managed by EA. He has a lot of interest in Web Development and would like to pursue his career in the same.

 

 

 

Saurabh Mishra

I'm a graduate student in Computer Science at the University of Southern California.  I'm developing skills in the applications of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data technologies. Before Joining USC I graduated from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (India) with a B.Tech degree in Computer Science. I also worked at Adobe Systems as a Computer Scientist and contributed to Adobe's flagship products like Acrobat and Dreamweaver. 

At ISI I'm working in the 'Intelligent Systems Division' under the guidance of Dr. Yolanda Gil. My research interests include Semantic Web, Ontologies and Interactive Knowledge Capture.

 

Ankita Nargundkar

I am Ankita Nargundkar, a graduate student in computer science at the University of Southern California. I am working at ISI as a summer intern under Prof. Craig Knoblock and Prof. Pedro Szekely. I am a data science enthusiast and wish to pursue a career in it. At ISI, I am currently working on developing learning models to analyze patent troll cases using source pin. 

I have also worked on some projects which made use of natural language processing techniques, one of them was Entity-Based Relation extraction. This system assists readers by displaying relationship and social graph of a character with all other characters/events in the novel, read so far by the user. I intend to learn more about big data and machine learning techniques in near future. I have also worked as an application developer in the past wherein I developed end to end applications. I love to travel and explore new places. It's my dream to visit at least four continents. I am looking forward to have a good time at ISI this summer. 

Rashmi Naik

am a Computer Science graduate student at USC. I am working under Professor Craig Knoblock on Information integration and Social media data mining project using Python and Karma. My areas of interests include Information Integration, Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web and developing web based applications. I enjoy painting, dancing and playing sports.

 

 

Minh Pham

I am a PhD student in Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California. I am currently advised by Prof. Craig Knoblock. Before joining USC in Fall 2015, I got my B.S in Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam in 2014.

 

 

Gaurav Sathe

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at USC. At ISI I am working with Dr. Pedro Szekely to develop a focused crawling system using Machine Learning techniques which will be integrated into the DIG tool. My areas of interest include Machine Learning, NLP and Data Integration. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching movies and playing badminton.

 

 

Mahima Sivasankaran

I am a Masters student studying CS at USC. I am working for my Directed Research course under Prof. Szekely. I am working on D3 visualizations for Elasticsearch queries from DIG.   I completed my undergraduate in BE- Computer Science at Pesit BSC in 2012. Following this I worked at Capillary Technologies in Bangalore,India for 2.5 years where I built scalable web modules for Capillary's SOA. I got to work on a lot of different services during my time there but my biggest accomplishment was being given an opportunity to lead the development of an entire module from scratch. I learntlearned from this experience, in terms of the technologies used as well as in interacting with people in order to get the critical module released in a timely manner.  My areas of interest include web development along with data mining

Zheng Tang

I am a graduate student in Computer Science at USC. I am working on developing an entity extraction tool for DIG project and building semantic models for SCHARP project. My areas of interest include Machine Learning, NLP and Data Integration. I like watching soccer games, I am a fan of Manchester United.

 

 

Lingzhe Teng

I am Lingzhe Teng, a graduate student majored in Data Informatics at University of Southern California. I am working under Professor Pedro Szekely to conduct a research for Open IE and create a tool to use machine learning technology to learn from multiple domain datasets and to identify useful information. My areas of interests are machine learning and data mining. In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, and watching movies.

 

 

Phawis Thammasorn

    I'm a graduate student in Computer Science at University of Southern California. My research background involves Image Processing and Computer Vision. Currently, however, my interest shift toward Machine learning and data integration. For long term goal, I hope to find a way to combine both intelligence technique in Image/Vision and information integration/discovery domains to analyze and exploit visual data that available on the web. At ISI, I work with Professor Luis-Jose Ambite in an exciting Project of improving a simple Neural Network model to have better performance comparable to those of Deep Network models that work in many state-of-the-art application. I'm originally from Thailand. Other than coding and reading, I enjoy traveling and exploring around many places in my free time.

Ankita Tiwari

I am a Computer Science graduate student at the University of Southern California. At ISI, I am working with Prof. Jose Luis Amibite on Big Data Integration research project. My areas of interests are data mining, information integration and machine learning. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, traveling and watching YouTube videos.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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