I am PhD student in computer science advised by Andrew McCallum at the Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory (IESL) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I am broadly interested in natural language processing, machine learning and computational social science. My current interests involve extraction of structured semantic representations from text with minimal supervision. I am also advised by Brendan O'Connor and work closely with Jeff Flanigan on this project.
You can download my CV here: MShesheraCV.pdf
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I was born and raised in the city of Pune, India which I have come to appreciate and hold dear. In July of 2015 I graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the D.Y.Patil College of Engineering, Akurdi; a college of the University of Pune (Savitribai Phule Pune University). After getting my degree I spent my time until January of 2016 as a research intern at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) in Pune working on object segmentation for an OCR pipeline. Following this I spent my time until the start of graduate school traveling around India after realizing how little of it I had seen.
In my free time I like to travel, read, write and exercise. I have also started to enjoy cooking and (am forced to) make time for that. :)
I also think sloths are cool.