Hi. My name is Akhil, I am a PhD student affiliated with the EPFL Data Science Lab and an external research collaborator of the Wikimedia Foundation. Prior to this, I spent close to five years in the industry working with the research labs of Xerox and American-Express as a Research Scientist. I am a recipient of the prestigious EDIC Doctoral Fellowship and the 2018 ACM SIGMOD Most Reproducible Paper award. Additional details are available on my website.
My research lies at the intersection of data science, natural language processing, and machine learning with an overarching goal of modeling human behavior in real-world Web-scale systems: drawing insights about how users browse the Web, seek knowledge, influence others, and get influenced by others to name a few. Specifically, I design machine learning and data mining methods for Web-scale data that manifests itself in the form of graphs or text. For details about my Wikipedia-specific work, please see current projects!