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Hi there! I’m a Computer Science Master’s student at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. I’m a part of the CILVR group, where I’m advised by Prof. Lerrel Pinto.

Before NYU, I was a Deep Learning Engineer at Flixstock, where I worked on GANs for photorealistic image editing. Previously, I was a Research Engineer at IBM Research India where I developed novel techniques for conversational question answering with Danish Contractor and his team.

I got the opportunity to pursue my bachelor’s thesis as a Research Intern at Microsoft Research India where I worked with Navin Goyal on translating code to natural language.

I graduated from BITS Pilani with a B.E. (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. For more information, you can go through a list of my projects, or have a look at my resume. Feel free to reach out to me using your preferred platform. Links are right below that beautiful smile :)

Publications


[Abstract] Neural Conversational QA: Learning to Reason vs Exploiting Patterns
Nikhil Verma, Abhishek Sharma, Dhiraj Madan, Danish Contractor, Harshit Kumar, Sachindra Joshi
Paper published at EMNLP 2020

[US 16/892805] Generating Dialog System Workspaces
Danish Contractor, Nikhil Verma, Harshit Kumar and Sachindra Joshi
Patent filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office

Open Source


[GitHub] SHIS: Simple HTTP Image Server
A drop-in replacement for python -m http.server, albeit for images.

Affiliations


BITS Pilani
2014-2018

Microsoft Research
Spring 2018

IBM Research
2018-2020

New York University
2021-Present