I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. I am broadly interested in Data Mining, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. I am currently working with Dr. Anil Kumar S. Vullikanti at the Network Dynamics and Simulation Sciences Laboratory. My Current research focus broadly covers problems related to networks in Biology and Epidemiology, with the current focus being detection of dense subgraphs.
I am also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Virginia Tech chapter, having been inducted in December 2017. Phi Kappa Phi (https://www.phikappaphi.org/) is a national Honor Society that recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. The society derives its name from the Greek letters forming its motto - Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn, "Let the love of learning rule humanity." Phi Kappa Phi is the only national society that recognizes excellence across all disciplines. Here is a list of the most noted members of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. You can find the link to my Phi Kappa Phi merit page here.
Prior to joining CS@VT, I have worked in Dimensionality Reduction algorithms for Data Mining, Educational Big Data Analytics, and Cryptography. More details about my research work can be found here.
In my spare time, I also like to pursue photography and music, as well as catch up on my ever increasing reading list. No need to go too far - you can find what I'm listening to right now by just clicking here.