Dr. Avisha Das received her PhD from the Department of Computer Science, University of Houston in 2020. She had received her B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India in 2014. Her interests lie in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. As a Postdoctoral fellow, she is working on Natural Language Understanding and Generation in the clinical domain. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/avisha-das-ph-d-29728a130/
Hua Xu, PhD and Wenjin J. Zheng, PhD
Dr. Das has worked on natural language generation and understanding, exploring deep generative models for human-like text generation. She has built methods to incorporate semantic meaning along with controlled and coherent text generation by deep learning models. As part of her Postdoctoral training, she is working on building a virtual assistant capable of human-like conversation to provide emotional support to an individual under emotional and mental distress. She is also working on recognition of drugs, chemicals, and proteins and their relations from biomedical and clinical literature.