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 application of Reinforcement Learning for extracting polciies in task oriented chatbots centered 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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I'm intersed in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, specifically in the use of Reinforcement Learning for modelling control and decision making policies in Robots. I wish to work towards adaptatbliity to different environment for Robots making them more robust to noise and stiochasticity.

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
photos / video

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

Course Projects

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

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


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

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