I am a Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science in Iowa State University. I am also working as a Research Assistant at Laboratory of Software Design. My supervisor is Dr. Hridesh Rajan. For my dissertation, I am working on improving fairness of machine learning models.
My research interests are in the intersection of software engineering (SE), data science (DS), and programming languages (PL). I have worked on mining open source repositories and conduct large-scale program analysis using the Boa framework. Especially, I worked on building Python language support for the Boa compiler and analyzing machine learning (ML) programs. I am interested in empirical research using rich source of metadata and code available in GitHub, StackOverflow, Kaggle, and solve SE problems such as bug detection, modularity, program evolution, code comprehension, etc.
Currently, I am working in the D4 (Dependable Data-Driven Discovery) project and focusing on increasing the dependability of data science software. Recently, my research highlighted unfairness in real-world ML models where I investigated the societal bias and their mitigation algorithms in data-driven systems. Broadly, I am inclined to the following areas: