Rumana Lakdawala

5 years ago

University: BITS Pilani Branch: Computer Science Field of Interest: Social Computing, Machine

University: BITS Pilani
Branch: Computer Science
Field of Interest: Social Computing, Machine Learning, Knowledge discovery, Data Mining
Degree goal: PhD in CS or MS in CS
CGPA : 8.08/10.0
GRE : 158V, 164Q, 4.5 AWA
TOEFL : Yet to give
Internships: 1) In collaboration with a prof from SUTD (Singapore)
Worked on a predictive model to predict citations of a paper
2) INRIA-Paris, France ; 6 months 2017
Interactive visualisation tool using nlp and ml
Submitted or Accepted Publications:
1) A 2nd author publication at WWW'17
2) 3rd author Manuscript being prepared for a network science, ML heavy project towards a high impact journal publication
3) 1st author Manuscript submitted to IEEE Transactions paper on quantifying knowledge exchange using statistical learning and network science
Projects: Class Projects and Grades towards relevant electives
1) Novel Feature Selection Algorithm ; as part of information retrieval course (Grade C, repeated to get B)
2) Predicting Release Year of a Song ; as part of information retrieval course (Grade C)
3) Gesture Recognition as part of Machine Learning course (Grade D)
4) Neural Networks ; Grade C
TA for Database
TA for OOP
Recos: 1) Professor, BPGC (strong)
2) Professor, SUTD (strong)
3) INRIA researcher (Strong)
Universities currently shortlisted (that I feel are too ambitious):
University of Maryland, UT Austin, Gerogia Tech, UCSD, UMich Ann Arbor
Please suggest universities that are Safe,Moderate and Ambitious. Thank you!

3 comments

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Rumana Lakdawala Author

5 years ago

@ankita25 Thank you for your reply! Can you please tell me one or two universities I have a safe chance of getting in for a PhD? Thank you!! See more

Ankita (Education Street)

5 years ago

@reckoner Yes you can attempt to apply for PHD in CS> BUt then focus on research aspects in your application. Also do not apply to way ambtious unis like you would apply for masters in USA as PHD applications you have better chances to get through unis lower then the one chosen above. For masters your can go ahead with the one selected. See more

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Rumana Lakdawala Author

5 years ago

@ankita25 Do you think my profile is good enough to be accepted for a PhD at any of these? Thanks!