Dhawal Gupta

I am a senior undergrad at the Computer Science Department of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna, where I am doing my Bachelors Thesis under the supervision of Dr Sriparna Saha and Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya. My thesis is based on the application of Reinforcement Learning for extracting policies in task-oriented chatbots centred around the airline domain for enquiry services.

Previously I interned at IBM Research India, under the mentorship of Dr Kedar Kulkarni, in the Operations Research Team. I worked on Multi-Asset clustering and developing accurate and resource economic distance metric for clustering.

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Latest News
[Apr 19]: Manuscript communicated to ACM TALLIP on Multi-Intent Multi Lingual Chatbot.
[Apr 19]: Manuscript communicated to Interspeech on Multi Intent Dialogue Systems.
[Aug 18]: Completed my internship at IBM Research.
[Jul 18]: Granted the INAE Travel Grant to attend ASME IDETC.
[Jul 18]: Paper accepted in ICONIP 2018.
[Apr 18]: Paper accepted in 42nd Mechanism and Robotics 2018 (ASME IDETC).


I'm interested in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the use of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for modelling control and decision making policies in Robots. I wish to work towards self- adaptability of agents to different environments, making them more robust to noise and stochasticity in their surroundings.

Reinforcment Learning based Dialogue Management Strategy
Tulika Saha, Dhawal Gupta, Sriparna Saha, Pushpak Bhattacharyya,
25th International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP), 2018

Introduces a novel MDP, which makes the model resilient to NLU failure. A Policy for Dialogue Strategy in a task orinted setting particularlyf for Airline Database

Bayesian Optimization based Terrestrial Gait Tuning for a 12-DOF Alligator-Inspired Robot with Active Body Undulation
Krishna Agrawal, Kushagra Jain, Dhawal Gupta, Raunak Srivastav, Abhijeet Agnihotri, Atul Thakur,
42nd Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR) ASME IDETC/CIE, 2018

Fabrication, Control and Gait Tuning of an Alligator Inspired Robot having design based on a quadruped robot with an Active spine. Achieve an improvement of 1.93


Smart Containers
Zenin Easa, Dhawal Gupta, Jimson Mathew, 2017
video / code / webapp / poster

Protoype of an IOT product named smart containers that can be used to monitor the food consumption, using minimal number of sensors. This project was presented in the Intel HEC and ISED 2016.


ABU Asia-Pacific Robot Contest (Robocon)
Ashwin Goyal, Dhawal Gupta, Atul Thakur (Mentor), 2017

Robocon is an annual Asia Pacific Compeition. I was Founder and Vice Captain of the Robocon Team for IIT Patna.


Using GANs to generate photo-realistic fundus images manifesting diabetic retinopathy
Dhawal Gupta, Raghav Jindal , Rushikesh Pedganokar
code/ report

Task of Generating Disease Manifested Fundus images using DC GAN, this was a part of the course CS551 (Deep Learning) and our project ended up first among a total of 26 projects.


Fuzzy Controller for Inverted Pendulum
Abhishek Agrawal, Raghv Jindal, Sahil Sharma, Dhawal Gupta
code/ report

Built a fuzzy controller for a inverted pendulum which works on different profile using the weighted centroid method for appropriate current calulcation for balancing the pendulum


Simulation of Unix File System
Dhawal Gupta, Sahil Sharma, Tarun Garg, Ashutosh Drolia

Built a code to simulate the command on a memory for a linux file system using C/C++ as part of the Operating Systems Lab


Implementation of Distributed Hash Table (Chord Protocol)
Dhawal Gupta

An implementation of Chord Protocol on python with facility to handle random adds and drops in the P2P network. Works on different Virtual Machines Rather than a simulation.


Analysis of Twitter Network
Dhawal Gupta

Course Project for Network Science Class. This project finds the influential people in a Twitter network based on a set of tweets related to a particular event. Over here it Is the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle


When I am not busy I like doing the following stuff
  • Reading (See what I am reading).
  • I like to play Video Games.
  • Tinkereing with stuff.
  • Watch and Discuss GOT.
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