PhD student at UC Davis.
I am a 3rd year PhD student at University of California, Davis. My advisor is Dr. Hamed Pirsiavash.
Research: I primarily work on self-supervised learning for images. My focus thus far has been improving the quality of features learnt by self-supervised models. This has involved using knowledge distillation for improving smaller models and improving the loss functions for better semantic level grouping. Recently, I have become interested in analyzing the failure modes of these methods. Specifically, how changing the input dataset affects the representations of the final model? I am also interesting in vision-language pre-training.
Previously: I obtained my MS in Computer Science from UMBC in 2020. I interned at Meta AI in summer 2021, 2022 and at Matroid in summer 2020. Even before that I was a Software Engineer at Tavisca from 2014 to 2017.
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