Standing at the fusion of Deep Learning and Neuroscience


I am currently a PhD student in Computer Science at MILA and McGill University, Montreal. I am supervised by Prof. Blake Richards (LiNC Lab). I am interested in contributing to biologically-inspired algorithms for deep learning and applying them to solve problems in computer vision. I am also intrigued by the underlying learning principles of the brain that allow humans to learn complicated tasks and hope to contribute in decoding the mysteries surrounding the working of the brain from a systems perspective.

I completed my Masters in the Integrated Program in Neuroscience at McGill University, Montreal. I was supervised by Prof. Marie-Hélène Boudrias and Prof. Georgios Mitsis. My master's thesis was focussed on developing deep learning techniques to advance neuroimaging analysis.

I completed my undergraduate in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2017 where I worked with Prof. Debdoot Sheet on detection of mitotic nuclei in breast cancer images using deep learning for my Bachelor's thesis. I was also fortunate enough to work with Prof. Debashish Chakravarty as a part of the Autonomous Ground Vehicle Research Group and with Prof. Pawan Goyal on IndicView during my undergraduate studies.


I spent the summer of 2015 at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan under the supervision of Prof. Kenneth Chau working on Slide-scanning microscopy on a smart phone and the summer of 2016 at McGill University under the supervision of Prof. Marie-Hélène Boudrias working on designing tasks for investigating mechanism underlying sensorimotor integration during motor learning.

Extra-curricular Activities

Apart from academics, I like playing table tennis, cricket and hockey. I also love theatre and elocution and enjoyed being a part of the Bengali Dramatics Group at IIT Kharagpur. My favourite past time is talking to people. You can find out some of my ramblings here.