About Me

I am a final year PhD student in Computer Science (Computational Linguistics) at King's College, University of Cambridge. I am part of the Natural Language and Information Processing Group (NLIP) in the Cambridge Computer Laboratory supervised by Dr. Paula Buttery and Prof. Ted Briscoe. I am a Cambridge International Trust and King's Stanley Scholar. I am also a member of ALTA Institute.

Prior to my PhD, I completed the MPhil in Advanced Computer Science at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory. I completed my bachelors from the University of Birmingham in Computer Systems Engineering.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection of natural language processing, machine learning, cognitive science, theoretical linguistics and psychology.

I am particularly interested in grounding models in cognitive and pedagogical literature to encourage learning of both humans and machines. Some of the areas I am interested in are human memory (decay) and reward, early-stage learning, knowledge representations, and student/teacher models.

I also work on understanding the relationships between language and social mobility. Please stay tuned for work understanding language acquisition in rural Pakistan.

Industry

I am the Co-Founder and CTO of Catalyst AI

I currently serve as an Advisor to the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's Knowledge Economy Taskforce.

Teaching

I am currently supervising Part II students in following courses: