Abhinav Ananad M.Sc.

Software Technology Group


work +49 6151 16-21363

Work S2|02 A222
Hochschulstraße 10
64289 Darmstadt

I am a PhD student in the Software Technology Group. My research interests include Geometric Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and developing efficient and robust AI for real world applications. Currently, I am working on developing code synthesis models that can generate secure and bug-free code.

Open Theses

  • Master Thesis

    Current code models use text-based signals (such as next token prediction or masked language modelling) in an unsupervised setting to pretrain the models followed by fine-tuning with a labelled dataset. While this has produced good performance, it has its limitations. CodeRL, on the other hand, uses reinforcement learning with feedbacks from unit tests to train an agent to generate code given a prompt. However, unit tests don’t capture all the information about code and are not always available.

    The thesis will focus on developing an environment, that gives feedback through program analysis, within which an agent can learn to perform different tasks. Prior experience with program analysis would be required to work on this thesis.

    Supervisor: Abhinav Ananad, M.Sc.

  • Bachelor Thesis, Master Thesis

    State-of-the-art models for code generation and understanding, such as CodeBERT and CodeT5, are basically LLMs designed for natural language (BERT, T5) but trained on a large corpus of code. However, LLMs are known to hallucinate, i.e, they often produce sentences and information that are factually incorrect. One way to prevent, or at least reduce the impact of, hallucination in LLMs is to augment them with information retrieval.

    It is currently not known if these models hallucinate when used for code intelligence tasks too. The thesis would focus on developing methods to understand hallucinations in the models. Further, explore the possibilities of retrieval-based augmentation to reduce the effect of hallucinations.

    Supervisor: Abhinav Ananad, M.Sc.


Loading data from TUbiblio…

Error on loading data

An error has occured when loading publications data from TUbiblio. Please try again later.

  • {{ year }}

    • ({{,4) }}):
      {{ publication.title }}.
      In: {{ publication.series }}, {{ publication.volume }}, In: {{ publication.book_title }}, In: {{ publication.publication }}, {{ publication.journal_volume}} ({{ publication.number }}), ppp. {{ publication.pagerange }}, {{ publication.place_of_pub }}, {{ publication.publisher }}, {{ publication.institution }}, {{ publication.event_location }}, {{ publication.event_dates }}, ISSN {{ publication.issn }}, e-ISSN {{ publication.eissn }}, ISBN {{ publication.isbn }}, {{ labels[publication.type]?labels[publication.type]:publication.type }}
    • […]

Number of items in this list: {{ publicationsList.length }}
Only the {{publicationsList.length}} latest publications are displayed here.

View complete list at TUbiblio View this list at TUbiblio