Naveen Raman

Incoming MPhil ACS, University of Cambridge
Previous Undergrad, University of Maryland

nraman1 [AT] umd.edu

About

My research focuses on improving decision making for machine learning systems, with a particular focus on fairness. This includes work on fairness in rideshare matching algorithms [IJCAI'21], learning-to-defer algorithms [NeurIPS'21 WHMD], and bias in question answering algorithms [EMNLP'21 MRQA]. I'm particularly interested in the intersection between decision making and healthcare, including causality, treatment matching, and interpretability. Feel free to reach out and contact me!

Bio

I am incoming MPhil candidate at Cambridge University, attending on a fully-funded Churchill scholarship, and will be attending the Machine Learning department at Carnegie Mellon in 2023 on an NSF Fellowship. I received my BS in Computer Science and Math from the University of Maryland and graduated Magna Cum Laude. During my time at Maryland, I worked with John Dickerson on fairness in rideshare, and with Jordan Boyd-Graber on entity linking algorithms. During my summers, I worked as an intern at Carnegie Mellon, Meta, and MIT Lincoln Labs.

Publications

Most recent publications on Google Scholar.
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Improving Learning-to-Defer Algorithms Through Fine-Tuning

Naveen Raman, Michael Yee

NeurIPS'21 Human and Machine Decisions Workshop

Data-Driven Methods for Balancing Fairness and Efficiency in Ride-Pooling

Naveen Raman, Sanket Shah, John Dickerson

IJCAI'21: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 2021.

Stress and Burnout in Open Source: Toward Finding, Understanding, and Mitigating Unhealthy Interactions.

Naveen Raman, Minxuan Cao, Yulia Tsvetkov, Christian Kaestner, Bogdan Vasilescu

ICSE '20: International Conference on Software Engineering. 2020 (NIER Track)

Improving Learning-to-Defer Algorithms Through Fine-Tuning

Naveen Raman, Michael Yee

NeurIPS'21 Human and Machine Decisions Workshop

Eliciting Bias in Question Answering Models through Ambiguity

Andrew Mao, Naveen Raman, Matthew Shu, Eric Li, Franklin Yang, Jordan Boyd-Graber

EMNLP'21 Machine Reading for Question Answering Workshop

Data-Driven Methods for Balancing Fairness and Efficiency in Ride-Pooling

Naveen Raman, Sanket Shah, John Dickerson

IJCAI'21: International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. 2021.

What more can Entity Linking do for Question Answering

Naveen Raman, Pedro Rodriguez, Jordan Boyd-Graber

NeurIPS '20: Human And Machine in-the-Loop Evaluation and Learning Strategies Workshop

Stress and Burnout in Open Source: Toward Finding, Understanding, and Mitigating Unhealthy Interactions.

Naveen Raman, Minxuan Cao, Yulia Tsvetkov, Christian Kaestner, Bogdan Vasilescu

ICSE '20: International Conference on Software Engineering. 2020 (NIER Track)

News

Reading List

    2022
  1. The Masters and the Slaves by Gilberto Freyre
  2. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  4. The Art of Doing Science and Engineering by Richard Hamming
  5. How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy
  6. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt
  7. About Town by Ben Yagoda
  8. When to Rob a Bank by Steven Levitt
  9. Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
  10. Napoleon's Buttons by Jay Burreson
  11. The Summer Game by Roger Angell
  12. Possible Minds: Twenty five ways of looking at AI by John Brockman
  13. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
  14. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  15. Mythologies by Roland Barthes
  16. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
    2021
  1. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  2. The Varieties of Religious Experiences by William James
  3. Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
  4. Metamorphoses by Ovid
  5. Orientalism by Edward Said
  6. At home by Bill Bryson
  7. Intermediate Microeconomics: A Modern Approach by Hal Varian
  8. Botany for Gardners by Brian Capon
  9. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  10. Ethics and the Military Profession by George Lucas and Rick Rubel
  11. Barry Goldwater by Robert Goldberg
  12. The American Language by H. L. Mencken
  13. The Piano Lesson by August Wilson
  14. The American Canon by Harold Bloom
  15. African Dominion by Michael Gomez
  16. The Golden Bough (Part 1) by James Frazer
  17. Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb
  18. What If by Randall Munroe
  19. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
  20. History of Opera by Stanley Sadie
  21. The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Volume 5 by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  22. Defeat into Victory by William Slim
    2020
  1. The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich
  2. The Iliad by Homer
  3. The Aeneid by Virgil
  4. A History of Japan 1615-1867 by George Sansom
  5. Eichmann in Jerusalem by Hannah Ardent
  6. Macroeconomics by George Mankiw
  7. Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader
  8. Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 by W.E.B. Du Bois
  9. The History of Jazz by Ted Gioia
  10. Grant by Ron Chernow
  11. The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus
  12. Master Harold...and the boys by Athol Fugard
  13. A Peace to End All Peace by David Fromkin
  14. China: A History by John Keay
  15. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  16. Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  17. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead by Tom Stoppard
  18. Osman's Dream by Caroline Finkel
  19. A Brief History the Late Ottoman Empire by M Sukru Hanioglu
  20. Hegel in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern
  21. Empire of the Mind: A History of Iran by Michael Axworthy
  22. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Acknowledgements

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