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Senior Researcher
Microsoft Research

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Curriculum vitae  

Hi there, I am Saikat, currently a Senior Researcher at the Research in Software Engineering (RiSE) group at Microsoft Research. Earlier, I graduated with Ph.D. in omputer Science from Columbia University in the City of New York advised by Professor Baishakhi Ray. I wrote my Ph.D. thesis on Learning to Edit Code.

My primary research area is Software Engineering. In particular, I focus on Artificial Intelligence for Software Engineering (AI4SE). My research passion is Programming Language Processing (PLP) -- A coalescence between Software Engineering and Machine Learning. More specifically, I am motivated by building tools and techniques that reduces software engineering practitioners' burden by automating tasks they have to undergo in their everyday job. Over the years, I have been building developer assistance tools with research collaboration across Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing.

My primary research focus is divided into two parts ‐

  • Source Code Understanding
  • Source Code Generation

I have developed tools for Program Comprehension, Code Generation, Code Translation across PLs, Vulnerability Detection, and Modeling Program Changes/Program Repair. My future research interest is to push the boundary of machine understanding of source code and building tools for improving the software development pipeline(i.e., building better developer assisting tools) with Machine Learning and Deep Learning.



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, August, 2022
    Columbia University
  • M.S. in Computer Science, 2021
    Columbia University
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, 2014
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology