Education

Doctor of Philosophy

May 2020 - Present

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University, Canada.
Focused area of research: self-supervised learning, unsupervised learning, audio-visual representation learning.
Supervisor: Prof. Ali Etemad

Master of Applied Science

Sept' 18 - Apr' 20

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University, Canada.
Thesis Title: Self-supervised ECG Representation Learning for Affective Computing. [thesis] [presentation]
Supervisor: Prof. Ali Etemad

Bachelor of Technology

Aug' 11 - Jul' 15

Dept. of Electrical Engineering at the West Bengal University of Technology, India.
Rank 4 of 150 in graduating class of Electrical department.

Experience

Queen's University, Kingston, Canada

Sep' 18 - Present

Research Assistant

Currently, I am working as a Research Assistant in Ingenuity Labs Research Institute and Ambient Intelligence and Interactive Machines (Aiim) Lab at Queen's with Prof. Etemad, and my core areas of research are Deep Learning, Self-supervised Learning, Unsupervised Clustering, Computer Vision, Biosignal Analysis, Affective Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, among others. Please check the research tab for more information.

Teaching Assistant

  • Working with Prof. Ali Etemad as a TA for ELEC 472 (Artificial Intelligence) in Winter 2021.

  • Worked with Prof. Thomas Dean as a TA for APSC-143 (Introduction to Computer Programming for Engineers) in Fall 2019.

Course Developer

  • Worked with Prof. Shideh Kabiri Ameri in developing ELEC-252 (Electronics I) in Fall 2020.

  • Worked with Prof. Ali Etemad to design ELEC-472 course (Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Systems) in summer 2019.

Mentorship

  • Currently, I am mentoring Jordan Posen (ECE at Queen's) for his final year project, 2021.

  • I mentored Rachel Phinnemore (CS at Queen's) for her final year project, 2019-2020.

Infosys Ltd., Bangalore, India

Dec' 17 - Jun' 18

Sr. System Engineer

I worked as a Techno-functional Consultant on Oracle ERP system, specifically in finance, supply chain management, and project management module. Some of my duties include: optimization of workbench performance, designing multipurpose templates, processing of financial data, development and analysis of custom financial reports among others.

Tech Mahindra Ltd., Hyderabad, India

Nov' 15 - Nov' 17

Software Engineer

I worked as a Technical Consultant on Oracle ERP system. I was responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of the finance module. Some of my duties include implementations of oracle forms and reports from scratch, creation of custom tables, database maintenance, job scheduling, troubleshooting, root cause analysis among others.

Academic Service

Reviewing:

    • IEEE Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII), 2021.

    • IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2020.

    • IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2020.

    • ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP), 2019.

    • IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2019.

Memberships/Others:

  • Postgraduate Affiliate at Vector Institute, 2021 - Present.

  • Student Representative in Graduate Studies Academic Advisory (GSAC) Committee, Dept. of ECE, Queen's, 2020 - Present.

  • PhD Rep. at Graduate Electrical and Computer Engineering (GECE) student council, Queen's University, 2020 - Present.

  • Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS), 2020 - 2021.

  • IEEE Graduate Student Member 2020 - Present.

  • Student member of Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), 2019 - 2021.

  • Served in the organizing committee of AI/GI/CRV Conference 2019.