I'm a Masters student in the Robotics Institute at CMU, working under the supervision of Prof. Katia Sycara and looking at ways to improve AI safety, interpretability of deep reinforcement learning and emergent cooperation/communication. I have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India along with a minor in Artificial Intelligence. While doing my undergrad I co-founded Agilo Technologies and served as the CTO for 15 months, developing evive, an educational hardware prototyping platform for students, and successfully crowdfunding it on Indiegogo. Best way to get in touch is email.



  1. Community Regularization of Visually Grounded Dialog [ arXiv | code ]
    with Swaminathan Gurumurthy, Vasu Sharma, Michael Lewis, Katia Sycara
    International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019) - Oral (24% acceptance)
    Also presented at: ICML Adaptive Learning Agents Workshop (2018) link and CVPR Visual Dialog Workshop (2018) link

  2. Challenges of Context and Time in Reinforcement Learning: Introducing Space Fortress as a Benchmark [ arXiv | code ]
    with Ryan Hope, Katia Sycara
    2019 AAAI Reinforcement Learning in Games Workshop link

  3. Better Safe than Sorry: Evidence Accumulation Allows for Safe Reinforcement Learning [ arXiv ]
    with Abhinau Kumar V, Kyle Dunovan, Erik Peterson, Timothy Verstynen, Katia Sycara
  4. Generalization ability of majority vote point classifiers for motor fault diagnosis [ arXiv ]
    with Nishchal Verma
    2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS)