Students

Gregorios A. Katsios

PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Gregorios is a PhD student of Computer Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He works in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and his primary interest is in the development and application of algorithms to Computational Sociolinguistic (i.e., the intersection of sociolinguistics and statistical NLP) problems. He also has strong interests in Natural Language Generation and Cybersecurity. Gregorios is currently working on the simulation of diffusion processes in online social networks. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Peloponnese, Greece, and an M.S. in Computer Science from SUNY Albany.

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: katsig@rpi.edu


Andy Bernhardt

Master student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Andy is a Computer Science and Mathematics dual major in the Class of2022 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is interested in machine learning, AI, and data science, and hopes to pursue a graduate degree focusing in these fields.
 
In addition to his academic interests, Andy is an avid musician. He loves to play the piano and trumpet, and participates in a variety of jazz and symphonic bands at RPI. He is also an esports enthusiast — an assistant coach for the TeamRPI League of Legends team — and a member of UPE, the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines.

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: bernha@rpi.edu


Ankita Bhaumik

PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ankita is a Computer Science PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests broadly lie in the areas of Natural Language Processing and Safe and Trustworthy AI. She is currently working on the modeling of human emotions from text and social media content. Prior to this Ankita has completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Computer Science from India and worked in the software development industry for 2 years.
 
Outside of work, she is an avid reader of biographies, mystery and crime fiction and enjoys cooking and traveling.
 

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: bhauma@rpi.edu


Abraham Sanders

PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abraham is a Cognitive Science PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests lie in conversational AI – particularly in the areas of dialogue agent architecture, dialogue representation and understanding, and response evaluation in both open-domain and goal-oriented settings. Previously, Abraham completed his B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and spent ten years working as a software engineer in the healthcare industry.

Outside of work, Abraham enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with his family. He hopes to one day climb all 46 Adirondack high peaks with his daughter.

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: sandea5@rpi.edu


Jeremy Macks

Jeremy is a co-terminal student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the cognitive science department with interests in Machine Learning, Computer Vision, High-Performance Computing, Social Media Networks, and Natural Language Processing. For his undergraduate degree, he originally started as an Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering dual, and transferred to Computer Science and Cognitive Science after discovering his passion for higher-level computing.

In his free time, he spends his time rock climbing, skiing, hiking, cooking, and playing video games. He is currently working to climb all 46 Adirondack High Peaks.

On campus, he’s a member of RPI Crew, Rock Climbing Club, and Phi Gamma Delta. He also mentors the 4000 level Open Source Software class.

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: macksj@rpi.edu


Max Schwartz

Max is a Computer Science Master student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has interests in Natural Language Processing and Algorithms research. Previously, she completed a B.S. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with an additional Minor in Mathematicssferred to Computer Science and Cognitive Science after discovering his passion for higher-level computing.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, playing video games, studying Japanese, and reading Japanese manga.

On campus, she is a member of the Board Game club, Chess club, and Foreign Language club. She has also been a TA for both Programming Languages and Data Structures

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: schwam4@rpi.edu


 

Peter Ly

PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Peter is a Computer Science PhD student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests are in Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, and Computer Vision. Previously, he completed his B.S. in Computer Science at Stony Brook University with a Minor in Creative Writing and then completed his M.S. in Computer Science at Hofstra University.

In his free time, he likes drawing, playing video games, and trying to see how effective AI models can be at generating content for entertainment. He’s currently interested in how AI could be used to help prototype stories for novels and assets for game development.

Contact info:
Office: Winslow building, 3rd floor
Phone: 518-276-6472
Email: lyp2@rpi.edu