Hi, I'm Astha. Nice to meet you! I am a second-year Ph.D. student currently working as a research assistant in the Laboratory for Software Design where my work is in the field of modularity in machine learning. Prior to joining Iowa State University in Fall 2021, I graduated with my Bachelors in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from AIACT&R, GGSIPU, New Delhi, India.

I am always open to having a conversation about new projects and opportunities in the machine learning research and engineering field. If you're interested in talking about potential research collaborations or internships or just have fun book recommendations, you can contact me here.

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Aug 2021 - PresentDoctor of Philosophy - Ph.D., Computer Science

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Aug 2017 - Jul 2021

B.Tech, Computer Science and Engineering

Grade: 8.76/10.00

Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2021 - May 2022

Iowa State University

    • Worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the courses COM S 113: Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases during Fall 2021 and COM S 228: Introduction to Data Structures during Spring 2022.

    • Taught Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access and discussed Data Structures and their implementation in Java.

    • Interacted with over 250 undergraduate students.

    • Conducted recitations and office hours multiple times a week to mentor and guide students when needed.

Summer Research Intern

Jun 2019 - Jul 2019

Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi

    • Worked as a research intern in the Computer Vision Lab of the Department of Computer Science of IIT( BHU) during which my primary job was to work on an assigned project. The major tasks involved during the project were:

    • Implementation of Video Classification Methods. Working closely with CNNs, RNNs, and MLPs to determine the most efficient method to classify videos by action recognition.

    • Using Keras, Tensorflow, Pytorch, and Tensorboard to perform the tasks.