Kanishka Misra

Kanishka Misra

PhD Student

Purdue University

I am a third year PhD Student at Purdue University, where I work on Natural Language Understanding with Dr. Julia Taylor Rayz at the AKRaNLU Lab. I am particularly interested in relating natural language processing algorithms and models from the perspective of ideas in cognitive science (specifically, the study of concepts and categories). I work closely with Dr. Allyson Ettinger of UChicago. I am also affiliated with CERIAS, Purdue’s center for research and education in areas of information security.

In 2018, I was fortunate to be a Purdue Research Foundation fellow. I then taught database fundamentals to sophomore level undergraduates for three semesters. I am currently funded by an NSF-EAGER grant focused on integrating cybersecurity education through Computational Humor.

My email is [my-first-name] @ purdue [dot] edu.[why is it like that?]

Interests

  • Language Understanding
  • Lexical Semantics
  • Categorization
  • Typicality and Vagueness
  • Induction

Collaborators

  • Julia Rayz, Purdue (Advisor)
  • Allyson Ettinger, UChicago
  • Hemanth Devarapalli, Purdue
  • Tatiana Ringenberg, Purdue
  • Ananya Sheth, Purdue

Education

  • PhD, Natural Language Understanding, Current

    Purdue University

  • MS in Computer Information Technology, 2020

    Purdue University

  • BS in Computer Information Technology, 2018

    Purdue University

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