Jishnu Jaykumar Padalunkal

UTD • IIT Kharagpur • NVIDIA • IISc • IIIT Vadodara

jishnu [dot] p [at] utdallas [dot] edu

I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. I work at Intelligent Robotics and Vision Lab(IRVL) under Dr. Yu Xiang. Before this, I was an MSCS (Master’s in Computer Science) student at the same school from Fall 2021-Spring 2022.

Before I joined UTD, I worked as a Research Intern under the supervision of Dr. Saptarshi Ghosh at CNeRG, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Previously, I was a Research Intern at NVIDIA, Bengaluru. Before this, I spent two wonderful years as a Research { Intern, Assistant, Associate } at RBCCPS, Indian Institute of Science. Before this, I was a Research Assistant at IIIT Vadodara. I graduated from the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT, an institute of national importance under the Act of Parliament) Vadodara in 2017. For my Baccalaureate thesis, I worked with Dr. Bhargab Chattopadhyay and Dr. Pradipta Ray on developing a sequential approach for noninferiority or equivalence of linear contrast under cost constraints.

I am broadly interested in applying machine learning to solve research problems, including but not limited to the domain of vision, speech, or text. My recent research has focused on knowledge graph embeddings, question answering, and representation learning of legal documents. Currently, I am working on improving Robot Perception using Few-Shot Learning.

News

Aug 22, 2022 Started Ph.D. in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) department at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Apr 21, 2022 Served as a volunteer for the Reproducibility Track, NAACL 2022.
Mar 23, 2022 Served as a Reviewer for RC2021.
Aug 28, 2021 Joined Dr. Yu Xiang’s Intelligent Robotics and Vision Lab(IRVL) as a Graduate Research Assistant.
Jul 14, 2021 Received the competitive merit-based Jonsson School Graduate Study Scholarship:sparkles: for pursuing graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. Coverage: Fall 2021 - Spring 2022.