Ankit Vani

MS Computer Science student

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
251 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012

E-mail:  [firstname][dot][lastname]

I'm currently working on learning high-dimensional discrete generative models with Emily Denton and Rob Fergus. I'm also working on medical concept extraction from text using memory-based models with Yacine Jernite and David Sontag.

In the past, I've worked on adversarial text generation with Kyunghyun Cho [report]. I collaborated with Srivas Venkatesh for our Computer Vision course project on interpretable tuning of text-to-image synthesis [report]. As a part of my Inference & Representation course project, I've also collaborated with Vighnesh Birodkar on challenges in training variational autoencoders for text [report].

My previous work with David Sontag has involved conditional language modeling for clinical text [slides].

I was a grader for Fundamental Algorithms taught by Alexander Alekseyev for the summer 2016 semester, and a tutor for Fundamental Algorithms taught by Yevgeniy Dodis for the spring 2016 semester.


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