Hey! I am Soundarya Krishnan, a master's student in the Machine Learning Department at CMU. I work in the intersection of Machine Learning and Software Development. I was previously working as a research intern at Microsoft Research, where I was advised by Dr. Amit Sharma. Prior to that, I was a research affiliate at the Fluid Interfaces lab at MIT Media Lab, where I was advised by Prof. Pattie Maes.
I did my undergraduation in Physics and Computer Science at BITS Pilani Goa. During the course of my undergraduation, I was a researcher at APPCAIR in collaboration with TCS Research, where I was advised by Prof. Ashwin Srinivasan . Our work was largely in collaboration with Dr. Lovekesh Vig from TCS Research and Innovation Labs , and our research focus was AI for Healthcare.
I’m broadly interested in leveraging the power of Machine Learning to develop deployable solutions for social impact. I'm especially interested in improving public healthcare systems, and building interpretable and explainable systems for the same. Additionally, I'm very passionate about bridging the gender gap in technology, and co-founded the BITS Goa Women in Tech organisation!