I am a research staff member in the NLP Health and Life Sciences group working on Question Answering in the medical domain. I received my PhD in July 2015 from Columbia University under the advisement of Kathleen McKeown.
Prior to joining IBM, my interests focused in applying Natural Language Processing to study Sociolinguistics in Social Media. My thesis was on automatically detecting influencers in online conversations. This work involved identifying opinion, claims, persuasion, and agreement.
I previously worked on GALE, a Question/Answering System involving Machine Translation where I maintained the pipeline and various services. During my undergraduate degree I did research in using Rule Based Expert Systems for an Intelligent Tutor System at Ramapo College with Dr. Amruth Kumar