My name is Kalpesh Krishna, and I am a first second year PhD student at University of Massachusetts Amherst in the College for Information and Computer Science. I work with Prof. Mohit Iyyer on problems in text generation and the security & privacy of modern NLP systems. Currently, I am interning at the Google Brain team with Aurko Roy.

I graduated with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at IIT Bombay in 2018. I was a part of the CSALT group and was advised by Prof. Preethi Jyothi.

In Summer 2019 I worked on model extraction attacks with the Google AI Language team in New York under the mentorship of Gaurav Singh Tomar and Ankur Parikh and Nicolas Papernot. 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.