Curriculum Vitae
Contact: afariha [at] cs.umass.edu

I am a PhD candidate at the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I work in the DREAM lab as a research assistant with Prof. Alexandra Meliou. My primary area of research revolves around data management; but, the application areas of my research have been interdisciplinary, spanning from program synthesis and software engineering to machine learning, natural language processing, and human-computer interaction. I am interested in designing mechanisms for enhancing system usability and developing intelligent tools towards boosting productivity for a diverse group of users, ranging from end users to data scientists and developers.

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Publications

Conference papers and demonstrations (peer-reviewed)
  • Anna Fariha, Ashish Tiwari, Alexandra Meliou, Arjun Radhakrishna, Sumit Gulwani: CoCo: Interactive Exploration of Conformance Constraints for Data Understanding and Data Cleaning. [Demo] SIGMOD (2021)
  • Anna Fariha, Ashish Tiwari, Arjun Radhakrishna, Sumit Gulwani, Alexandra Meliou: Conformance Constraint Discovery: Measuring Trust in Data-Driven Systems. SIGMOD (2021)
  • Anna Fariha, Ashish Tiwari, Arjun Radhakrishna, Sumit Gulwani: ExTuNe: Explaining Tuple Non-conformance. [Demo] SIGMOD (2020)
  • Anna Fariha, Suman Nath, Alexandra Meliou: Causality-Guided Adaptive Interventional Debugging. SIGMOD (2020)
  • Anna Fariha, Matteo Brucato, Peter J. Haas, Alexandra Meliou: SuDocu: Summarizing Documents by Example. [Demo] PVLDB (2020)
  • Anna Fariha, Alexandra Meliou: Example-Driven Query Intent Discovery: Abductive Reasoning using Semantic Similarity. PVLDB (2019)
  • Anna Fariha, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, Alexandra Meliou: SQuID: Semantic Similarity-Aware Query Intent Discovery. [Demo] SIGMOD (2018)
Submissions under review
  • El Kindi Rezig, Anshul Bhandari, Anna Fariha, Benjamin Price, Allan Vanterpool, Vijay Gadepally, Michael Stonebraker: DICE: Data Discovery by Example. [submission under review at VLDB demo] (2021)
  • Sainyam Galhotra, Anna Fariha, Raoni Lourenço, Juliana Freire, Alexandra Meliou, Divesh Srivastava: DataExposer: Exposing Disconnect between Data and Systems. [submission under review at VLDB] (2021)
  • Nishant Yadav, Oscar Youngquist, Anna Fariha, Matteo Brucato, Julian Killingback, Peter J. Haas, Alexandra Meliou: [submission under review] (2021)
  • Anna Fariha, Lucy Cousins, Narges Mahyar, Alexandra Meliou: [submission under review] (2021)
Technical reports
  • Anna Fariha, Ashish Tiwari, Arjun Radhakrishna, Sumit Gulwani, Alexandra Meliou: Conformance Constraint Discovery: Measuring Trust in Data-Driven Systems. CoRR abs/2003.01289 (2020)
  • Maliha Tashfia Islam, Anna Fariha, Alexandra Meliou: Through the Data Management Lens: Experimental Analysis and Evaluation of Fair Classification. CoRR abs/2101.07361 (2021)
  • Anna Fariha, Lucy Cousins, Narges Mahyar, Alexandra Meliou: Example-Driven User Intent Discovery: Empowering Users to Cross the SQL Barrier Through Query by Example. CoRR abs/2012.14800 (2020)
  • Anna Fariha, Suman Nath, Alexandra Meliou: Causality-Guided Adaptive Interventional Debugging. CoRR abs/2003.09539 (2020)
  • Anna Fariha, Alexandra Meliou: Example-Driven Query Intent Discovery: Abductive Reasoning using Semantic Similarity. CoRR abs/1906.10322 (2019)
Undergraduate and masters research
  • Anna Fariha, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Carson K. Leung, Md. Samiullah, Suraiya Pervin, Longbing Cao: A New Framework for Mining Frequent Interaction Patterns from Meeting Databases. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (2015)
  • Amit Mandal, Mehedi Hasan, Anna Fariha, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed: GSCS - Graph Stream Classification with Side Information. APWeb (2015)
  • Quazi Marufur Rahman, Anna Fariha, Amit Mandal, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Carson K. Leung: A Sliding Window-Based Algorithm for Detecting Leaders from Social Network Action Streams. WI-IAT (2015)
  • Shafaet Ashraf, Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar, Md. Abeed Hassan, Saifuddin Md. Tareeq, Anna Fariha: An Efficient Method for Extracting Subtrees Against Forest Query. IMCOM (2015)
  • Md. Samiullah, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Anna Fariha, Akiz Uddin Ahmed: Efficient Graph Classification in Shifted Datasets Using Weighted Correlated Feature Selection. LMCE@ECML-PKDD (2014)
  • Md. Samiullah, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Anna Fariha, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Nicolas Lachiche: Mining Frequent Correlated Graphs with a New Measure. Expert System with Applications (2014)
  • Md. Samiullah, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Manziba Akanda Nishi, Anna Fariha, S. M. Abdullah, Md. Rafiqul Islam: Correlation Mining in Graph Databases with a New Measure. APWeb (2013)
  • Anna Fariha, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Carson Kai-Sang Leung, S. M. Abdullah, Longbing Cao: Mining Frequent Patterns from Human Interactions in Meetings Using Directed Acyclic Graphs. PAKDD (2013)
  • Anna Fariha, Shariful Islam, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Byeong-Soo Jeong: An Algorithm towards Indexing Evolving Graph Databases. GSTF Journal on Computing (2012)
  • Shariful Islam, Anna Fariha, Chowdhury Farhan Ahmed, Byeong-Soo Jeong: EGDIM: Evolving Graph Database Indexing Method. ICUIMC (2012)

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