My name is Kalpesh Krishna, and I will be joining the University of Massachusetts Amherst as a PhD student in Computer Science from Fall 2018. I will be working as a research assistant with Prof. Mohit Iyyer. I am interested in Natural Language Processing, Speech Recognition and Computer Graphics.

I recently graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay. I was a part of the CSALT group and was advised by Prof. Preethi Jyothi.

In Summer 2017, I worked on end-to-end speech recognition at TTIC, a computer science research institute at The University of Chicago campus, where I was lucky to have the joint advice of professors Karen Livescu, Liang Lu and Kevin Gimpel. In Summer 2016, I contributed to Mozilla’s Automation Team via Google Summer of Code and Quarter of Contribution.

I used to lead a club at IIT Bombay, namely The Web and Coding Club, where we help people get started with code. In my free time I contribute to StackOverflow and to our club’s wiki, a beginner’s programming guide. I love cycling, and I have a cool little collection of Rubiks puzzles! Unfortunately, I’m not so good at solving them!

Some people on the internet (especially on Mozilla’s IRC) know me as martianwars.