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Research engineer - speech and multimodal - deep learning
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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I am a Research Engineer at IBM Research AI, working in the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. I graduated from the MS in Data Science at New York University in May 2015.

My research interests include unsupervised and semi-supervised learning with either no or very small amounts of labeled data, multimodal learning (i.e. learning representations across different data modalities like images, text, and speech), and learning generative models of structured data. I also worked on deep learning approaches to acoustic modeling in speech recognition, bringing advances from the deep learning and computer vision communities to speech recognition. Most recently I worked on Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), specifically on finding a better distance metric between the data distribution and the generated distribution, which leads to fast and stable training.