I am currently a first year Ph.D. student in the Machine Learning Group at Princetons's Computer Science department. Currently, I am working with Dr. Karthik Narasimhan and Dr. Adam Finkelstein.
I am very interested in the idea of multimodal machine learning, specifically combining textual and visual cues to solve various problems in the field of Question Answering, and Audio Generation. I am also deeply interested in audio and speech tasks related to cognition and how do humans perceive and quantify the various differences in audio.
My interests are aligned towards speech and audio processing and also natural language processing. In one of my current projects, I am trying to combine these two modalities together.
I completed my B.Tech from Indian Institute Of Technology, Guwahati in 2018 in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
In the summer of 2017, I interned at Carnegie Mellon University, PA - advised by Dr. Bhiksha Raj, who leads the Machine Learning and Speech Processing Group at LTI-CMU. We worked on the problem of retrieving all semantically similar audio given a query clip. Devised a novel siamese neural network based approach which encodes the audio into a vector representation which is useful for retrieving similar recordings.
Previously, in the summer of 2016, I interned at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) advised by Dr. Tapan K. Gandhi, where I worked on various Machine Learning algorithms for analyzing and detecting the tumors in human brain using MR images. Designed a comprehensive tool where we could easily segment the tumor in the brain MR Image and then also see what 'Brodmann Area' it corresponds to.
- Manocha, Pranay; Badlani, Rohan; Kumar, Ankit; Shah, Ankit; Elizalde, Benjamin; Raj, Bhiksha. "Content-based Representations of audio using Siamese neural networks" arXiv IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2018 Calgary-Canada
- Gupta, Tanvi; Manocha, Pranay; Gandhi, Tapan Kumar; Gupta, R.K; Panigrahi, B.K. "Brain Classification and Segmentation of MR Brain Images" arXiv Neurocomputing
- Manocha, Pranay; Bhasme, Snehal ; Gupta, Tanvi ;Gandhi, Tapan Kumar. "Automated tumor segmentation and brain mapping for the tumor area" arXiv International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - IHCI 2017
- Gupta, Tanvi; Manocha, Pranay; Gupta, R.K ; Gandhi, Tapan Kumar. "Tumor Segmentation and Gradation for MR Brain Images" arXiv Computational Intelligence and Communication Technology (CICT-2018)