Rupak Sarkar

sarkar I am a first year PhD. student at the University of Maryland, College Park in the department of Computer Science in the amazing CLIP lab with Prof. Philip Resnik! I work on evaluating topic models that can help domain experts in the real world and broadly on other topics in Computational Social/Political Science.

Prior to my PhD, I served as a Course Research Engineer in the course 11-865/11-665 Tracking Political Sentiments Using Machine Learning (Fall 2020) at CMU with instructors Dr. Ashiqur Khudabukhsh, Prof. Tom Mitchell and Prof. Mark Kamlet.

My main research interests lie in understanding public opinion from user generated text. Here's a brief roadmap of my existing research. My previous research mentor and frequent collaborator is Prof. Ashiqur R KhudaBukhsh.

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