Namrata Deka

Namrata Deka

Graduate student

The University of British Columbia


Hello! I am a master’s student at UBC, Vancouver working on kernel-based representation learning for computer vision applications under the supervision of Dr. D.J. Sutherland.

Before joining UBC, I was a research fellow at Wadhwani AI where I helped develop a visual weighing machine to detect low birth-weight babies in rural India. I am also interested in working towards wildlife conservation and sustainable development for climate change solutions.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Causal Modelling
  • Computer Vision
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Climate Change
  • Sustainable Development


  • MSc in Computer Science, 2022

    The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

  • BTech (Hons) in Computer Science & Engineering, 2017

    Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi (IIITD)



Summer@EPFL Fellow

Visual Intelligence and Learning Lab (VILAB), EPFL

June 2021 – Present Lausanne, Switzerland

Graduate Research Assistant

University of British Columbia

Sep 2020 – Present Vancouver, BC
Kernel-methods for conditional two-sample testing of learnt image representations.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of British Columbia

Jan 2021 – Apr 2021 Vancouver, BC
CPSE 422: Intelligent Systems

Research Fellow

Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Aug 2018 – Aug 2020 Mumbai

Research Intern

Microsoft Research

Jan 2018 – Jul 2018 Bengaluru