I am a PhD student at the College of Information and Computer Sciences, UMass Amherst, where I am advised by David Jensen. My research aims to infer causal mechanisms that underlie the behavior of complex autonomous agents. This goal is driven by a strong desire to develop social understanding with AI agents as they continue to be integrated into society. To this end, my research interests span the areas of causal inference, probabilistic machine learning, and human-computer interaction. I am currently working on causal models for measuring competence in black-box reinforcement learning agents under interventions in the environment.
Before coming to UMass, I worked on clustering algorithms for large hypergraphs at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where I was advised by Prof. Balaraman Ravindran. I graduated with a B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SSN College of Engineering, affliated to Anna University.