I am a Computer Science PhD Researcher under Dr. Frank Ferarro at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). My research combines Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Vision (CV). I have a track record of publishing in top-tier conferences and journals.
Currently, I’m focused on multimodal counterfactual event reasoning, understanding, and generation. My previous work, a hierarchical variational autoencoder for event representation learning, has applications in text summarization, question answering, and counterfactual reasoning (Published in *SEM 2023, ACL).
Actively looking for Summer Internship in Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and/or Machine Learning. Please contact me if you have any opportunity.
I completed my M.Sc. in CS with Phi Kappa Phi (CGPA 4.0/4.0) in Spring 2023 at UMBC. Before my M.Sc., I gained over 3 years of industry experience as a Full-Stack Software Engineer. During that time, I also worked with Dr. Iman Dehzangi (Rutgers University) and published 4 journal papers.
I have a strong background in ML programming, including PyTorch, 🤗 HuggingFace, NLTK, Spacy, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau and more. I’ve excelled in machine learning competitions (Kaggle top-70 🥉) and coding competitions (ACM ICPC 8th out of 300+ teams) and more. I was the founder of UniShopr, a cross-border e-commerce for my home country (Bangladesh).
✓ Multimodal Generation (Language 📖 + Vision 👀)
✓ Natural Language Understanding 📖
✓ Computer Vision 👀
|Jul 9, 2023||Our paper “Semantically-informed Hierarchical Event Modeling” got published in *SEM, ACL 2023.|
|May 29, 2023||Reviewed 1 paper in Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, ELSEVIER, as Primary Reviewer.|
|Apr 24, 2023||Graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) with a MSc in Computer Science. Awarded with Phi Kappa Phi Honor for being in the top 10% of the graduating class (CGPA 4.00/4.00).|
|Apr 24, 2023||Reviewed 1 paper in *SEM 2023, ACL as Secondary Reviewer.|
|Apr 1, 2021||Started my job at UMBC as Research Assistant in Natural Language Understanding lab.|
Check out Google Scholar for a full list of my publications.
- Semantically-informed Hierarchical Event ModelingIn Proceedings of the 12th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2023), Jul 2023
- SEMal: Accurate protein malonylation site predictor using structural and evolutionary informationComputers in biology and medicine, Jul 2020