Biography

My areas of research include artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and scalable data science. I am particularly interested in unsupervised learning, zero-shot learning, and conversational AI. I investigate emerging research topics in open-domain natural language interfaces and knowledge-grounded response generation, and build reliable and practical solutions that can seamlessly adapt to new unseen domains on-the-fly. Moreover, I am interested in exploring opportunities to leverage NLP and ML methods across disciplines.

I am currently looking for a job in academia. These are my statements of:

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science
09/2017 - Present

University Of California, Riverside
Advisor: Professor Vagelis Hristidis

M.S. in Computer Science
08/2008 - 06/2011

Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

B.S. in Computer Science
08/2003 - 01/2008

International Islamic University, Pakistan

Publications

Workshop/Short Publications

Working Papers

Professional Experience

University of California, Riverside

09/2017 - Present: Graduate Student Researcher

University of Management & Technology, Pakistan

09/2009 - 08/2017: Lecturer

Teaching Expertise

  • Advanced Web Technologies
    Spring '15, Spring '16, Spring '17.
  • Big Data Programing
    Spring '15, Spring '16, Spring '17.
  • Artificial Intelligence
    Spring '10, Spring '11, Spring '12, Spring '15, Spring '16, Spring '17.
  • Internet Applications Design and Development
    Fall '12, Fall '13, Fall '14, Fall '15, Fall '16.
  • Advanced Software Development
    Fall '14, Fall '15, Fall '16.
  • Mobile Application Development - Android
    Fall '14, Fall '15, Fall '16.
  • iPhone Applications Development
    Spring '13, Spring '14.
  • Web Technologies
    Spring '13, Spring '14.
  • Programing Fundamentals
    Spring '13, Spring '14.
  • Software Project Management
    Fall '12, Fall '13.
  • Testing and Quality Assurance
    Fall '12, Fall '13.
  • Object Oriented Programing
    Spring '10, Spring '11, Spring '12.
  • Software Engineering
    Spring '10, Spring '11, Spring '12.
  • Analysis of Algorithms
    Fall '09, Fall '10, Fall '11.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
    Fall '09, Fall '10, Fall '11.
  • Object Oriented Design and Programing
    Fall '09, Fall '10, Fall '11.

Service & Outreach

  • Program Committees
    WWW '21, ICML '21, ICLR '21, ICML '20.
  • Student Research Workshop Program Committees
    NAACL '21, EACL '21, ACL '20, AACL '20, ACL '19.
  • Mentoring
    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Graduate Summit, UCR 2020.
  • Sub-Reviewer
    SIGMOD '21, SIGMOD '20, SIGMOD '19, KDD '19, ICDE '18.
  • Volunteer
    ACM SIG SPATIAL '17.