About me

I am Neeraja Kirtane. I am a MSCS student at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. I am currently working with Prof. Hao Peng. Previously I was Post Baccalaureate fellow at RBCDSAI, IITM Chennai. I completed my undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in Manipal, Karnataka, India.

My research interests lie in NLP and Graph Deep Learning. I am specifically interested in Fairness in NLP as well working on low resource and gendered languages in NLP. I believe in socially aware and ethically responsible AI systems.

I worked with Dr Balaraman Ravindran and Dr Rajashree Baskaran on the project Hidden Voices. This is an open-source project with the initial goal of building intelligent tools to aid in adding 10,000 women’s biography drafts to Wikipedia. Its aim is to make a positive impact on gender representation among digital sources and to reduce the gender data gap. Previously, I have worked on finding out occupational stereotypes and mitigating the bias in Hindi and Marathi language models.

I am currently looking for internships for summer 2024 in the field of Machine Learning and NLP.

If you like my work or want to collaborate with me, you can get in touch with me via Email or LinkedIn