Abhinav Kumar

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About Me

I am a senior at Georgia Tech majoring in Computer Science with Threads in Intelligence and Modeling and Simulation.


I hope to pursue a career in public policy and national security, applying my knowledge of technology and ethics to solve challenging problems that affect society.

Outside of working, I also enjoy hackathons, exercise, and science fiction/fantasy in all its forms. Excelsior!


  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning: I have used machine learning technologies in my work experience as well as external projects. I have also given a presentation on Neural Style Transfer at a HackGT hosted workshop, organized a machine learning workshop held at HackGT 6 in October of 2019, and am involved in undergraduate research at Georgia Tech.
  • Research Work: I have been developing my research skills through participating in undergraduate research as well as doing research work as an intern at NASA.
  • Leadership/Teamwork: I have been fortunate to have been a part of and lead mltiple teams while working on various projects for HackGT, NASA, and undergraduate research. The soft skills I gained through those experiences have helped me greatly in improving how I work with others and increasing my productivity as well as my teammates'.


  • Ethics and Emerging Technology Internship: I have been working as an intern in the U.S. Naval War College's Ethics and Emerging Technology Graduate Certificate program. Through this experience, I have gained exposure to several new technological fields as well as the ethical analyses that go into them. I have conducted research into the ethics of these technologies.
  • Robotics Research: I am currently working in the Laboratory for Intelligent Decision and Autonomous Robots (LIDAR) at Georgia Tech on research related to trajectory optimization in systems with contact. This work is an opportunity for me to gain more experience in robotics as well as apply the machine learning techniques I have studied to a new domain. I was awarded the President's Undergraduate Research Award for my work with this group.
  • Artificial Intelligence Research: I have worked with researchers at the Allen Institute for AI and the Max Planck Institute. Our work was related to deep learning and symbolic languages with the goal being to explore ways to reduce computation time for common, intensive tasks by leveraging past experiences. We also worked on creating a dataset to faciliate analysis of Fermi problems as well as provide some baseline models. Our Fermi problem related work was accepted to EMNLP 2021 with an oral presentation.
  • NASA Intern Work: I interned at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center during the Spring and Summer semesters of 2020. I worked in the Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC) on extracting important text variables from research papers. Using a pretrained BERT model and a dataset of natural disaster research papers, I was able to analyze BERT's attention ouputs to determine the most important keywords in the text. These results will be used in the future to construct a mapping between natural disasters and GES DISC's datasets to improve scientists' access to NASA resources. I was able to present my work at the American Geophysical Union Fall 2020 conference.
  • Golden Gate: At TreeHacks 2019, my team created Golden Gate, a React and Express powered Chrome extension that reads news articles a user is currently viewing and suggests other related articles. In addition, the extension takes advantage of Google Cloud's NLP platform to perform sentiment analysis on these articles and provide an estimate of the bias present in the writing. It also extracts important entities in the text and links users to their Wikipedia pages. I personally handled the Express back-end as well as interfacing with and interpreting the results of Google Cloud's NLP API. I also did some work with the React front-end.

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