About Me

  • What I am?Sweet but Psycho
  • Where I am?Ireland
  • How I am?Okaaayish
  • Who I am?a student?
  • Why I am?Won that same race like yourself


I am Urja (pronounced oorja) and am a third year PhD Student in Munster Technological University, Ireland. My PhD is in the domain of Explainable AI and I am loving my journey as of now!

Besides this, I think I am an average human being living life. I get so much fun from dancing and cooking (becoming good at cocktails as well!). I love to be good at what I do and try to help others in becoming aware and appreciative of technological advancements.


  • Education

  • PhD

    Munster Technological University, Ireland (2019-current)

  • B.Tech

    National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India (2014-2018)

  • Publications

  • Explaining Medical Workflows via Feature Importance and Performance Metrics

    IEEE Computer Based Medical Systems, 2021

  • Incorporating XAI in Medical Domain

    Irish Conference on AI and Coginitive Science, 2020

  • Arrhythmia Detection using LSTM-RNN

    Procedia computer science , 2018

  • Work Experience

  • Software Engineer

    Optum Global Solutions - 1Y, 3mos (2018-19)


Explainable AIStrong
Machine/Deep LearningModerate
Software EngineeringStrong
Presentation & CommunicationStrong




Deep learning frameworks40%

System Design70%

Machine Learning70%

Technical writing85%

Backend Development70%

Medium Blog

Feb. 04th 2022

Counterfactuals and their Evaluation

Counterfactuals and some evaluation metrics from the literature for assessing how good or bad a counterfactual explanation is.

Aug. 24th 2021

Bayesian Statistics and Causal Inference

In this post, I have shared the relationship shared between the domain of Bayesian Statistics and Causal Inference.

Aug. 17th 2021

Are you Against Women inTech?

A discussion on hateful and negative comments regarding the celebrations, and the opportunities that revolve around “Women in Tech”.