I am a Research Scientist in machine learning at Service Now Research in Montreal, and lead the Multimodal Learning Program.
My research at Service Now focuses on developing deep learning techniques to enhance large language models, and study their reasoning capacity through causal representation learning.
Previously, I was a research scientist at Samsung Research, where I developed AI techniques to address challenges that come up in wireless communication networks.
For a long time, I was also a Research Scientist and Research Lead at Element AI (currently Service Now), where I conducted fundamental research in machine learning, specializing in the area of graph learning and causality. I was concurrently the research lead of the Human Decision Support Program, whose goal was to develop decision-making models in a setting where data is volatile, relations are ambiguous, and past is not a good predictor of the future. The program effectively combined time-series analysis with graph and causal representation learning.
I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from McGill University. My academic research focused on theoretical and algorithmic aspect of discrete structures, with problems on coloring and guarding line arrangements, aligning necklaces, deflating polygons, flipping linkages, and proving things about of geometric graphs. Among my own papers, one of my favourites is perhaps Transversals in Trees, mainly because I had a lot fun working with Vašek, Luc, and Victor. But also because it shrank my Erdős number to 2, and gave me a flaming grade on Vašek’s course The mathematics of Paul Erdős.
I used to be a professor and chair of the BS in Computational Sciences Program at the American University of Armenia.
For about four years, I ran a local meetup group called All-Girl Hack Night, whose purpose was to bring together, support and empower women in IT.
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PhD in Computer Science, 2009
MSc in Computer Science, 2004
BSc in Computer Science, 1998