Hello👋! My name is Rohan!

About me

I am a PhD student at the University of Alberta working with Dr. Alona Fyshe. I am interested in improving the performance of Large Language Models 🤖 using learning techniques inspired by the human mind 🧠. You can get my CV here. Find here, the current blog articles.


PhD - Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2022-Present

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Working on curriculum Learning for language models.

Supervisor: Alona Fyshe

MSc - Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2019-2021

GPA: 3.5/4.0

Using machine learning and NLP to understand how the infant brain processes language.

Supervisor: Alona Fyshe

B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, India, 2015-2019

GPA: 9.48/10.0

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Worked on deep learning for projects for fulfilling degree requirements.

Professional Experience

Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada, 2023

NLP Research Intern - Led a successful project to upgrade the language model based recommendation engine for suggesting similar records on geo.ca

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, 2023

AI Career Accelerator Program Participant (Consulting) - Course content contributor for multiple modules for the ML training course offered by AMII.

Robert Bosch Engineering Business Solutions, 2019

Software Engineering Intern - Teamed with 4 interns to design and develop a mixed reality proof-of-concept application using Microsoft HoloLens to visualize levels of ambient radiation.

Endurance International Group (Newfold Digital), 2018

Software Engineering Intern - Worked with a team of 2 people to upgrade the primary payments collection system to run on the latest version of Ruby on Rails.

What tools do I use?

Generally, I use the following: VSCode, Git, PyTorch, Huggingface Transformers, Gradio.

I have some experience with cloud computing technologies such as AWS and Google Cloud.

What do I like to do for fun?

I am a strong believer in health and fitness and do heavy lifting 💪. As a consequence, I am in a constant search for healthy but budget friendly recipies 🍚. I love to cook and try out new recipes every week.

I make awesome banana bread 🥐 in my free time.

Other engagements

  1. Vice President - Computing Science Graduate Student’s Association (2021-2022)
  2. Academic Director - Computing Science Graduate Student’s Association (2019-2020)
  3. Executive - Google Developers Group Edmonton (2019-Present)
  4. Content Contributor - Neuromatch Academy Deep Learning summer school. Check it out here.

Languages I know

English - Advanced Proficiency

Hindi - Working Proficiency

Bengali - Working profiency

French - Basic Proficiency

For more info check out my LinkedIn.