Hello everyone! I am Disha Shrivastava, a PhD student in Machine Leaning at Mila, working with Hugo Larochelle and Danny Tarlow. I also work part-time at Google Brain, Montreal as a Student Researcher.

Earlier, I worked at IBM Research, India as a Research Software Engineer for two years. My work focussed on unsupervised construction of knowledge graphs, metrics for computational creativity and topical coherence, and reasoning for maths question-answering. I graduated from IIT Delhi with a Masters in Computer Technology. My Masters thesis was aimed towards developing a data and model-parallel framework for training of deep networks in Apache Spark. I hold a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from BIT Mesra.

My current areas of research include program synthesis, adaptation for program understanding and generation, meta-learning and out-of-distribution generalization. My hobbies are singing, reading books and occasional blogging!


Learning to Combine Per-Example Solutions for Neural Program Synthesis [Code]
Disha Shrivastava, Hugo Larochelle, Daniel Tarlow
NeurIPS, 2021
Minimax and Neyman-Pearson Meta-Learning for Outlier Languages [Code]
Edoardo Maria Ponti*, Rahul Aralikatte*, Disha Shrivastava, Siva Reddy, Anders Søgaard
Findings of ACL, 2021
On-the-Fly Adaptation of Source Code Models [Poster]
Disha Shrivastava, Hugo Larochelle, Daniel Tarlow
NeurIPS Workshop on Computer-Assisted Programming, 2020
Transfer Learning by Modeling a Distribution over Policies [Poster]
Disha Shrivastava*, Eeshan Gunesh Dhekane*, Riashat Islam
ICML Workshop on Multi-Task and Lifelong Reinforcement Learning, 2019
A Machine Learning Approach for Evaluating Creative Artifacts [Poster]
Disha Shrivastava, Saneem Ahmed CG, Anirban Laha, Karthik Sankaranarayanan
SIGKDD Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity, 2017
Hypernyms Through Intra-Article Organization in Wikipedia
Disha Shrivastava, Sreyash Kenkre, Santosh Penubothula
arXiv, 2018
Modeling Topical Coherence in Discourse without Supervision
Disha Shrivastava, Abhijit Mishra, Karthik Sankaranarayanan
arXiv, 2018
What is Deemed Computationally Creative?
Shavak Agrawal, Anush Sankaran, Anirban Laha, Saneem Ahmed CG, Disha Shrivastava, Karthik Sankaranarayanan
IBM Journal of Research and Development, 2019