Manya Wadhwa

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I am a first year PhD student at the Text Analysis, Understanding, and Reasoning (TAUR) group, at the University of Texas at Austin, led by Professor Greg Durrett. I am also a part of the UT NLP group. I am interested in learning more about how we can model human interactions.

Experience

Previously, I was an Associate Research Engineer with the R&D team at Goldman Sachs for three years. This team was led by Vijay Saraswat. I closely worked with Johannes Hoffart and Luciano Del Corro on problems in the space of Document AI and Conversation Understanding specific to the field of Finance.

I completed my Master's in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University where I worked with Professor Mark Dredze in Regulatory Document Understanding. I did my undergrad from IIIT-Delhi where I majored in Computer Science.

Outside Research

Beyond the research world, I like to volunteer my free time and work with non-profit organizations. I have previously volunteered with ICAAD, New York Cares and am an active member of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science. I also like to travel (contigent on visa haha) and consider myself an amateur photographer! During quarantine I actively started following Formula 1 and am passionately cheering for Ferrari in 2022 (those who are following will know this might be lost cause)!

I am a supporter of minority in tech, if you need guidance on how to navigate the industry/academia, please feel free to reach out on linkedin/email me with any questions you might have! :)

Research

Aligning Public Feedback to Requests for Comments on Regulations.gov
ICWSM 2020
Manya Wadhwa, Silvio Amir, Mark Dredze

Iris sensor identification in multi-camera environment
Information Fusion Journal, 2019
Akshay Agarwal, RohitKeshari, Manya Wadhwa, Mansi Vijh, Chandani Parmar, Richa Singh, Mayank Vatsa

Group Affect Prediction Using Emotion Heatmaps and Scene Information
WACVW 2018
Saqib Shamsi, Bhanu Pratap Singh Rawat, Manya Wadhwa

Overlapping cell nuclei segmentation in microscopic images using deep belief networks,
ICVGIP '16
Rahul Duggal, Anubha Gupta, Ritu Gupta, Manya Wadhwa, Chirag Ahuja