Nikunj Saunshi

I am a second year Masters student in Computer Science at Princeton University. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Sanjeev Arora. My research interest is in Theoretical Machine Learning and provable methods in Natural Language Processing.

Before joining Princeton University, I worked as an Associate Engineer at Samsung Electronics, South Korea in the R&D center. I completed my B.Tech. with Honors in Computer Science and Engineering and Minor in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Research

Publications

- A La Carte Embedding: Cheap but Effective Induction of Semantic Feature Vectors

with Mikhail Khodak, Nikunj Saunshi, Yingyu Liang, Tengyu Ma, Brandon Stewart and Sanjeev Arora

To appear in ACL 2018 - A Compressed Sensing View of Unsupervised Text Embeddings, Bag-of-n-Grams, and LSTMs

with Sanjeev Arora, Mikhail Khodak and Kiran Vodrahalli

To appear in ICLR 2018 - A Large Self-Annotated Corpus for Sarcasm

with Mikhail Khodak and Kiran Vodrahalli

To appear in LREC 2018

Manuscripts

- Equilibrium Seeking Congestion Control

with Mikhail Khodak, advised by Prof. Jennifer Rexford

Please also see parallel but more-complete work of Dong, Meng, et al

Teaching

Princeton University

- Spring 18: Assistant in Instruction for COS 340 - Reasoning about Computation
- Fall 17: Assistant in Instruction for COS 324 - Introduction to Machine Learning
- Spring 17: Assistant in Instruction for COS 340 - Reasoning about Computation
- Fall 16: Assistant in Instruction for COS 340 - Reasoning about Computation

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

- Spring 14: Teaching Assistant for MA 106 - Linear Algebra
- Fall 12: Teaching Assistant for CS 207 - Discrete Structures
- Spring 12: Teaching Assistant for MA 108 - Differential Equations
- Fall 11: Teaching Assistant for MA 105 - Calculus

Contact

Department of Computer SciencePrinceton University

35 Olden Street

Princeton NJ - 08540

Email: nsaunshi{at}cs{dot}<univ>{dot}edu