Dhruv Agarwal
Ph.D. student, Computer Science, 2022-

Bio: I am a second year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Andrew McCallum at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. My broad research interest is in machine learning for natural language processing and its application in tasks that require complex, multi-step reasoning. Currently, my ongoing projects focus on zero-shot reasoning with LLMs, developing a better understanding of ICL and its various idiosyncracies, retrieval augmentation (and the framework of case-based reasoning), and compositional generalization. In terms of applications, I am very interested in developing NLP methods to help accelerate scientific discovery in fields such as biomedicine.

Lab: Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory (IESL)

Personal Links: Scholar | GitHub | Twitter | LinkedIn

Email: [first_initial][last_name]@cs.umass.edu
Machine Learning and Friends Lunch (MLFL)
As of Fall 2023, I co-organize the MLFL seminar series. We're always on the lookout for exciting speakers (especially early-career), so please feel free to reach out if you would like to present your work at UMass or have a speaker recommendation!