ISI Directory

Avijit Thawani

Graduate Research Assistant

Education

B.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi
M.Tech., Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi

Bio

I’m Avijit Thawani, a Computer Science PhD student at USC. Friends (as if I have any) call me Avi. I work on Representation Learning within Natural Language Processing, with Dr Pedro Szekely and Dr Jay Pujara at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI). I did my undergrad and masters in Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT BHU), Varanasi.

Feel free to contact me about my work, potential collaboration plans, or to discuss any ideas at: [email protected]

Research Summary

I currently work on numeric reasoning for language models and am neural implementations of persistent memory. I also have prior experience with machine learning over large knowledge graphs, tabular data, semantic frames, and unstructured text. Some keywords that define my interests are Commonsense Reasoning, Natural Language Processing, and Representation Learning.

Awards

NTSE Scholar, Govt of India
KVPY Scholar, Govt of India
Annenberg Fellow, USC
Institute Award, IIT BHU
Top 10 worldwide, Microsoft Imagine Cup