Ph.D. Student in Computer Science | NLP Researcher
8125 Paint Branch Dr, College Park, MD 20742
spalta [at] umd [dot] edu
I am a 2nd year Ph.D. Student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park where I am advised by Professor Rachel Rudinger.
I am a member of the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Lab in UMIACS.
My research interests broadly lie in the areas of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing with a focus on Commonsense Reasoning, Explainability and Bias and Fairness in NLP.
Before coming to Maryland, I graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in 2021 with a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
During my time at BITS Pilani, I was a Research Assistant at the Maryland Information and Network Dynamics (MIND) Lab at the University of Maryland, College Park where I researched on algorithms for contact tracing for COVID-19, and on time-series analysis for segmentation of breathing data.
|Feb 2, 2023||I will be a reviewer for ACL 2023 for the Ethics and NLP track!|
|Oct 18, 2022||I will be a reviewer for EACL 2023 for the Ethical and Sustainable NLP track!|
|Oct 1, 2022||Awarded the Dean’s Fellowship by the Graduate School for outstanding academic achievement.|
|Jul 15, 2022||I will be a reviewer for EMNLP 2022 for the Sentiment Analysis, Stylistic Analysis, and Argument Mining track!|
|Oct 1, 2021||Awarded the Dean’s Fellowship by the Graduate School for outstanding academic achievement.|