Rakshit Agrawal

I am a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I work towards research in Machine Learning, Structures and Reputation Systems. My dissertation research operates on learning structures as well as learning within structures from real world datasets. My additional research projects span across Crowdsourcing, HCI, ICTD and Data Science for Social Good.

  • Curriculum vitae

Publications

Robust Neural Malware Detection Models for Emulation Sequence Learning

Rakshit Agrawal, Jack W. Stokes, Mady Marinescu, Karthik Selvaraj
arXiv Pre-print at https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.10741
2018

Neural Classification of Malicious Scripts: A study with JavaScript and VBScript

Jack W. Stokes, Rakshit Agrawal, Geoff McDonald
arXiv Pre-print at https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.05603
2018

Neural Sequential Malware Detection with Parameters

Rakshit Agrawal, Jack W. Stokes, Mady Marinescu, Karthik Selvaraj
2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP '18)
2018

Reputation Systems for News on Twitter: A Large-Scale Study

Luca de Alfaro, Massimo Di Pierro, Rakshit Agrawal, Eugenio Tacchini, Gabriele Ballarin, Marco L. Della Vedova, Stefano Moret
arXiv Pre-print at https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.08066
2018

Learning User Intent from Action Sequences on Interactive Systems

Rakshit Agrawal, Anwar Habeeb, Chih-Hsin Hsueh
AAAI Workshop on AI and Marketing Science (AAAI AIMS 2018)
2018

Learning From Graph Neighborhoods Using LSTMs

Rakshit Agrawal, Luca de Alfaro, Vassilis Polychronopoulos
AAAI Workshop on Crowdsourcing, Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Agents
2017

Predicting the quality of user contributions via LSTMs

Rakshit Agrawal, Luca de Alfaro
Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym'16)
2016

QuickResponseHost: Enabling crowdsourced disaster response stations

Rakshit Agrawal, Aaron Springer, Emily Lovell
2015 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2015)
2015

Collaborative systems with applications for social good

Rakshit Agrawal
Companion to the Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym'15)
2015

KrishiEkta: integrated knowledge and information distribution system for Indian agriculture

Rakshit Agrawal, Mridu Atray, S Krishna Sundari
Proceedings of the 4th Annual Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2013)
2013

Exploring suitable interfaces for agriculture based smartphone apps in India

Rakshit Agrawal, Mridu Atray, S Krishna Sundari
Proceedings of the 11th Asia Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction (APCHI 2013)
2013

Sensor network architecture for soil and weather data extraction and database generation

Rakshit Agrawal, Mridu Atray, S Krishna Sundari
Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys 2012)
2012

Concept to design a hand-held crop management device (CMD) for farmers

Rakshit Agrawal, Mridu Atray, S Krishna Sundari
Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computing for Development (ACM DEV 2012)
2012

Experience

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Califronia
Graduate Student Researcher, Teaching Assistant

Research in Machine Learning, Reputation Systems and Crowdsourcing. Assisted for courses: Web Applications, Software Engineering, Algorithms and Abstract Data Types, Mobile Applications, Introduction to Computer Science

Sept 2014 - Present

Microsoft Research

Redmond, Washington
Research Intern

Worked on developing algorithms and models for Machine Learning in Computer Security. Developed Malware Detection models using Deep Neural Networks.

June 2017 - Sept 2017, Nov 2017 - Jan 2018, June 2018 - Present

eBay inc. (StubHub)

San Francisco, Califronia
PhD Intern

Worked on Machine Learning, Data Science and Natural Language processing for Big Data Analytics and Search systems. Developed conversion prediction system and text summarization pipelines.

June 2016 - Sept 2016, Jan 2017 - May 2017

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, Califronia
Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science (Machine Learning, Graphs, and Reputation Systems)

Research Advisor: Prof. Luca de Alfaro

GPA 3.7/4.0

Sept 2014 - Present

Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida

Noida, U.P., India
Bachelor of Technology
Information Technology

July 2008 - May 2012

Skills

  • Data Science
    Python, Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, Spark, Hive, Pandas, NLTK
  • Programming
    Python, Javascript, Java, Node.js, C/C++, Android
  • Full Stack
    Django, Web2py, Flask, Node.js, Vue.js, Cordova
  • Miscellaneous
    Raspberry Pi, Photoshop, Illustrator