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Sara Abdali

Data & Applied Scientist ||


I am currently a Data & Applied Scientist || at Microsoft. Before joining Microsoft, I was a postdoctoral CIFellow at Georgia Tech, working on multimodal misinformation detection. I recently received my Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Riverside. During my Ph.D., I mainly worked on misinformation detection leveraging multilinear (tensor) algebra along with a variety of NLP and vision techniques. I also worked on Deepfake video detection and more recently on development of text augmentation techniques in few-shot settings. In fall 2020, I completed a research internship at Lenovo Research, where I worked on deep learning-based image enhancement. In summer 2021, I finished another data science internship at Microsoft where I worked on development of cutting-edge NLP techniques.