Kshitij Gupta

I am a graduate Student at Mila. I am advised by Prof. Sarath Chandar and Prof. Irina Rish.

I am passionate about doing research in Machine Learning with a special focus on Lifelong Reinforcement Learning. I am a keen observer of human cognitive and learning processes. My research interest is in using RL to mimic human cognitive processes and build collaborative and communicative AI agents with common-sense knowledge about our world and an ability to plan, imagine and adapt to changes in the environment.

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News
  • Sep 2021 Started Graduate Studies at Mila!
  • July 2020 IlliniMet accepted to The Second Workshop on Figurative Language Processing, ACL 2020
  • July 2020 Undergraduate Researcher at Koyejo Labs, CS@Illinois with Prof Sanmi Koyejo
  • June 2020Summer 2020 at Microsoft, Redmond.
  • May 2020 Awarded the Senior 100 Honorary.
  • May 2020 Awarded the Illinois Engineering Achievement Scholarship.
  • April 2020Named Henry Ford || Scholar.
  • April 2020Awarded the Kay Simmons-Kappes Outstanding Contribution Scholarship.
  • April 2020Named to the Dean's list consecutively for all semesters.
  • Jan 2020  Undergraduate Researcher at Coordinated Science Laboratory with Prof Suma Bhat
  • Sept 2019Awarded the Illinois Engineering Achievement Scholarship.
  • Oct 2019  C3SR-Undergraduate Research in AI Scholar, IBM-ILLINOIS with Prof Suma Bhat
  • Oct 2019  Undergraduate Researcher at CS@Illinois with Prof Jian Peng
  • June 2019Summer 2019 at Microsoft, Redmond.
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  • May 2018 Summer 2018 at CSS Corp, Milpitas.
  • Sept 2017Research Mentee at UIUC Pure.
  • Aug 2017 Recevied the James Scholars Honors.
  • June 2017Summer 2017 at eRx Solutions, Bangalore.
  • Oct 2016  Paper on Reusable Instant Cooler based on Endothermic Chemical Reactions accepted to IJIRSET.
Projects
IlliniMet: Illinois System for Metaphor Detection
Hongyu Gong, Kshitij Gupta, Akriti Jain, Suma Bhat
ACL, 2020
Paper

We present IlliniMet, a system to automatically detect metaphorical words. Our model combines the strengths of the contextualized representation by the widely used RoBERTa model and the rich linguistic information from external resources such as WordNet.

Planning with Model-Free and Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
Kshitij Gupta, Jeffrey Lai, Keshav
CS 498, IR

Model-based RL has a strong advantage of being sample efficient. Once the model and the cost function are known, we can plan the optimal controls without further sampling. We explore various model based planning methods and experiment on various Gym Environments.

Reusable Instant Cooler based on Endothermic Chemical Reactions
Kshitij Gupta
IJIRSET, 2016
Paper

This paper explores the use of reversible endothermic gaseous chemical reactions to create a truly portable, reusable instant cooler that is human powered.

Experience
                       
Microsoft
Summer 2020,
Summer 2019
CS@Illinois: Koyejo Labs, July 2020 - Current C3SR:URAI Scholar
September 2019 - Current
CSL
Jan 2020 - Current
CSS Corp
Summer 2018
eRx Solutions
Summer 2017
Awards and Scholarship
  • May 2020 Awarded the Senior 100 Honorary.
  • May 2020 Awarded the Illinois Engineering Achievement Scholarship.
  • April 2020Named Henry Ford || Scholar.
  • April 2020Awarded the Kay Simmons-Kappes Outstanding Contribution Scholarship.
  • April 2020Named to the Dean's list consecutively for all semesters.
  • Sept 2019Awarded the Illinois Engineering Achievement Scholarship.
  • Oct 2019  C3SR-Undergraduate Research in AI Scholar, IBM-ILLINOIS with Prof Suma Bhat
  • Aug 2017 Recevied the James Scholars Honors.

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