I am a final year undergrad at IIT Kanpur. I am fortunate to have worked with Prof. Ashutosh Modi (IIT-K), Prof. Nisheeth Srivastava (IIT-K), and Prof. Pengtao Xie ( UC San Diego). I have spent one of my summers interning at Adobe Research. I have mostly worked in NLP and theoretical ML (see publications). My research interests are across NLP, RL, and ML theory; primarily around why (how) language is necessary for (can be utilized in) robot learning. I think that problems under Embodied AI are yet more foundational than applied, and hold deep-rooted benefits for the society.
I am also a part of Brain & Cognitive Society (BCS) at IIT-K, currently leading the group, where I organize interesting talks and collaborate/mentor projects. I have also been an Academic Mentor to freshers for 1st year Mathematics Courses offered at IIT-K.
In my leisure time, I participated in a competition ( TechnoUtsav 2.0) organized by Deloitte, and my idea on “Intelligent Energy Harvesting” won the Grand Prize. My team was invited to US India Analytics Summit 2019, where I also met my youngest inspiration Tanmay Bakshi. In 2020, Adobe Research selected me for Adobe India WIT Scholarship. I have spent sometime in electrochemical research as well under Prof. Raj Pala. He has been a constant source of encouragement and knowledge (and fresh/smart jokes :P) to me.
I also spend time writing about my philosophical thoughts and have a predilection towards painting (traditional art). To know more, contact me on your favorite interface from the menu on your left. I am most efficient with emails and twitter.
B.Tech., double major in Computer Science and Chemical Engineering, 2016 - 2021
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Sept, 2020 | Work on Affective Text Generation accepted as long paper at COLING’20. [
Sept, 2020 | Adobe released a blog on my internship at Adobe Research, India! [ Read here]
Jun, 2020 | Work on Differentially-private Federated Neural Architecture Search accepted at FL-ICML’20. [ arXiv]
Dec, 2019 | Received Adobe India WIT Scholarship 2020. [ Adobe’s Blog][ Getting-through-it Advice!]
Adapting a Language Model for Controlled Affective Text Generation
Ishika Singh*, Ahsan Barkati*, Tushar Goswamy, Ashutosh Modi
Differentially-private Federated Neural Architecture Search
Ishika Singh*, Haoyi Zhou*, Kunlin Yang, Meng Ding, Bill Lin, Pengtao Xie
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