Hi, I am Raj!

MSCS @ GT, Research Intern @ UMD.


470 16th St NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30363

I am a second year master's student at Georgia Institute of Technology. I am interested in building scalable natural language processing models for social good. Actively working on AI for Mental Health and Adversarial Question Authoring. I am skilled in C++, Python, JAVA, Hadoop, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning algorithms, and Data Structures.

I want to pursue a PhD program with a focus on building and using Natural Language Processing techniques for social good. During my ongoing Master’s program at Georgia Tech, I have been fortunate to work on a variety of projects that use language processing for betterment of online mental health platforms. This has equipped me with a strong foundation of computational social science methods along with a well-rounded experience of working with popular language processing algorithms. Working in a highly motivated research environment full-time in a PhD program will give me a chance to lead innovation for safe and inclusive online communities by building equitable technology, all the while learning from the best professors and research groups in the world.


Oct 14, 2022 Super happy that my paper “When FLUE Meets FLANG: Benchmarks and Large Pre-trained Language Model for Financial Domain” is accepted to appear at #emnlp2022 (Main) 🥳. Check out the models and the benchmark here https://salt-nlp.github.io/FLANG/.
Jul 15, 2022 My paper titled “Modeling Motivational Interviewing Strategies On Online Peer-to-Peer Counseling Platforms” is accepted in CSCW 2022!
Apr 15, 2022 Received the Donald V. Jackson Fellowship Award.

selected publications

  1. When FLUE Meets FLANG: Benchmarks and Large Pretrained Language Model for Financial Domain
    Raj Sanjay Shah, Kunal Chawla, Dheeraj Eidnani, Agam Shah, and 6 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2022
  2. Modeling Motivational Interviewing Strategies On An Online Peer-to-Peer Counseling Platform
    Raj Sanjay Shah, Faye Holt, Shirley Anugrah Hayati, Aastha Agarwal, and 3 more authors
    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 6 2022