Sushma Anand Akoju

Sushma Anand Akoju

PhD Student
Office: GS 710
Interests: Knowledge representation and reasoning, Neuro-symbolic approaches, Information extraction, Question & Answer System, Rule based systems, Automated theorem proving, ML-based Theorem Proving, Logic based systems, Bayesian learning, Uncertainity
Advisor: Dr. Mihai Surdeanu


I am from India, I have been in the USA for a while. I worked in University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University as a Research Programmer towards AI applications.

​​​​​Research Interests

I am interested to work on reasoning and natural logic.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

I want to work on neural networks as to how to teach them to learn to reason and possibly to explain at the same time within a Language Understanding domain.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

To learn.

What are your career goals?

I want to continue research work on my research interests and possibly also teach students in the University.

​​​​Tell us something interesting about yourself!

I like discussing about research works, concepts in depth. My hobbies are reading books and journals, listening to podcasts, reading research works.