Pallika Kanani - Principal Member of Technical Staff
Pallika works at the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. She is interested in information extraction, semi-supervised learning, transfer learning, and active information acquisition. She works closely with various product groups at Oracle on real world applications of Machine Learning, and has worked extensively with social data.
She did her PhD at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, under Prof. Andrew McCallum and her MS from New York University. She has won the department award for Accomplishments in Search and Mining sponsored by Yahoo!, the Verizon Rising Star Fellowship, and the PAKDD'10 Best Student Paper Runner Up Award. Along the way, she interned for the Watson Jeopardy! project at IBM, worked on Bing at Microsoft Research, played with algorithmic trading at Deutche Bank, analyzed babies' growth in a psychology lab, tutored students for GRE, and worked in the family chemical manufacturing business. She also serves as a senior board member for Women in Machine Learning (WiML).