Ashwin Paranjape



I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University affiliated with the Natural Language Processing Group. I am advised by Prof. Christopher Manning and I'm currently working on making open domain socialbots sound more conversational when they talk about external knowledge pieces.

Last year I co-led Stanford's team in the Alexa Prize Socialbot competition. This was our first year participating and our bot Chirpy Cardinal placed 2nd place a b c of 10 teams!

Before joining as a PhD student, I spent two years pursing a master's degree in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford broadening my understanding with a variety of courses and conducting research with Prof. Jure Leskovec, Robert West and Austin Benson.

I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2014, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering with a minor degree in Electrical Engineering.


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