Athiya Deviyani

Hi! I'm Tia.


I am a second-year Masters student at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing an MS in Artificial Intelligence and Innovation. Last summer, I completed an applied machine learning research internship in the Search Quality team at Apple, where I implemented a GraphSAGE Graph Neural Network to suggest related questions for Siri search and web answers.

In the summer of 2021, I graduated top of my class with a high first from The University of Edinburgh with a BSc (Hons) in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. My undergraduate honors thesis on mitigating dataset bias in computer vision by artificially generating data from minority classes using GANs under the supervision of Ajitha Rajan received an outstanding paper classification. My research interests lie in machine learning and computational linguistics with a focus in fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethics (FATE).

In spring 2022, I conducted research under Alan W. Black to develop tools and explore methodologies for generalizable text normalization for speech systems. Previously, I have worked as a spring or summer intern at Goldman Sachs, Google, YouTube, Amazon, and JP Morgan. I’ve also conducted research on computational social science and taught some machine learning classes in my undergraduate university.


May 23, 2022 Our paper “Text Normalization for Speech Systems for All Languages” is accepted to the Speech for Social Good Workshop at INTERSPEECH 2022 🎉
May 23, 2022 Started my AI/ML internship with the Information Intelligence (Search Quality) team at Apple 👩🏻‍💻🍎
Sep 26, 2021 Won BigRed//Hacks at Cornell University with my new friends at CMU 🤓
Aug 30, 2021 Started my Masters in Artificial Intelligence and Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University 🇺🇸
Jul 2, 2021 Graduated top of my class with a first class honors from The University of Edinburgh with a BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science! 👩🏻‍🎓🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Jun 22, 2021 My undergraduate thesis “Assessing Dataset Bias in Computer Vision” received an outstanding classification (blind double marking) from the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh 🎉

selected publications

    Text Normalization for Speech Systems for All Languages
    Deviyani, Athiya,  and Black, Alan W.
    In INTERSPEECH’22 Workshop on Speech for Social Good Jun 2022
  2. UoE
    Assessing Dataset Bias in Computer Vision
    Deviyani, Athiya
    In The University of Edinburgh Outstanding Undergraduate Dissertations Jun 2021