Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Feb 2021 – Present Surrey, United Kingdom
Ongoing Projects:

  • Quality Estimation for Machine Translation
  • Post-editing for Machine Translation (Collaboration with the CFILT Lab, IIT Bombay)
  • Multilingual Translation in Healthcare domain
  • Multilingual Translation of Sentiment in Tweets
  • Automatic Video Description
  • Computational Humour (Collaboration with the CFILT Lab, IIT Bombay)
  • Fake News Detection with Evidence Summarization
  • Multimodal Hate-speech Detection
 
 
 
 
 

Reviewer/Program Committee Member/Senior Program Committee Member

Various Conferences and Journals

Dec 2020 – Present

Reviewed papers in the following conferences/journals:

  • Computer Speech and Language
  • Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • AAAI Main Conference (2021, 2020)
  • AAAI Demonstrations Track (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • IJCAI Senior Program Committee Member (2020, 2021)
  • IJCAI Novel Program Committee [3-year invite] (2022, 2023, 2024)
  • ACL Rolling Reviews (2021)
  • ACL (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018)
  • EMNLP (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • CoNLL (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • EACL (2021)
  • COLING (2020)
  • LREC (2020)
  • GWC (2021, 2019, 2018)
  • IEEE SSCI (2021)
  • GLOBALEX Workshop with LREC 2018
  • SIGLEX-MWE Workshop (2020, 2019)
  • Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA 2020)

ACL Professional Conduct Committee (2021 - 2023)

  • Member of the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) establised by ACL; responsible for responding to complaints raised under the Anti-Harassment Policy.
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Jul 2020 – Dec 2020 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya in conducting the course on ‘Speech, Natural Language Processing and the Web’ (CS626).
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Jan 2020 – Jun 2020 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. Kavi Arya in conducting theory and practical lab course on Embedded Systems (CS684).
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Jul 2019 – Oct 2019 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. Kavi Arya in conducting course on Software Lab (PG) (CS699).

  • Awarded TA of the Semester by Computer Science and Engineering Department.
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Jan 2019 – May 2019 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. Rushikesh Joshi in conducting theory course on Software Architecture (CS718).
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Aug 2018 – Nov 2018 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. R.K. Shyamsundar in conducting theory course Data Structures (CS213).
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Aug 2017 – Nov 2017 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. Kavi Arya in conducting lab course Software Lab for Undergraduate students (CS251).

  • Awarded TA of the Semester by Computer Science and Engineering Department.
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant

Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay

Jan 2017 – May 2017 Mumbai
Assisted Prof. Supratik Chakraborty in conducting theory course on Digital Logic Design (CS226).
 
 
 
 
 

Research Engineer

Center for Indian Language Technology (CFILT)

Jun 2013 – Dec 2015 Mumbai
Work Profile:

  • Sarcasm Detection using Cognitive Studies.
  • Sarcasm Understandability using Cogninitive Studies in NLP.
  • Multilingual Topic Modelling to improve Indian Language Machine Translation.
  • Working simultaneously on Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit WordNets, IndoWordNet and Development of DiscrimiNET.
  • DiscrimiNET - a resource based disambiguation engine with the ability to disambiguate b/w word senses based on clue words. (on a pause)
  • TransChat - Machine Translation for Instant Messaging.
  • Parallel Corpora Management Workbench (PaCMan) - a machine translation aid allowing translation / validation / alignment for parallel corpora.
  • PanchaBhoota - Hierarchical Phrase based Statistical Machine Translation system for five language pairs.
  • Cognitive studies for Sentiment annotation.
  • Systems Administrator for Centre for Indian Language Technology handling / troubleshooting / maintaining both server systems, and desktop computers.

Awards

Best Paper Honourable Mention (Long Papers)

Our work ‘Cognition-aware Cognate Detection’ was awarded the best paper honourable mention (long papers) at The 16th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
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TA of the Semester

Awarded TA of the Semester by CSE Department, IIT Bombay for assisting Prof. Kavi Arya with Software lab (PG) (CS699)
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TA of the Semester

Awarded TA of the Semester by CSE Department, IIT Bombay for assisting Prof. Kavi Arya with Software Foundations lab (CS251)
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Best Poster Presentation (Early Researcher Category)

Awarded the best poster paper presentation in the PhD Early Researchers category from amongst all students of the IITB-Monash Research Academy

CISCO Fellowship Awardee

Awarded the CISCO fellowship from among all the applicants of Computer Science and Engineering Department, IIT Bombay
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Statistical Machine Translation (SMT) Competition

Winner of the SMT competition held at ICON 2014, Goa. We built a Heirarchical SMT system which outperformed all other systems by a significant margin.

Recent Publications

Recent & Upcoming Talks

The focus of this tutorial is to cover the breadth of the literature on recent advances in Unsupervised Machine Translation. The …

In this talk, I present my primary PhD contributions where different embeddings aid in the tasks of cognate detection, and …

In this talk, I discuss Natural Language Processing, Data Science and how they are related to each other. While presenting the …

In three different talks, I discussed various facets of fundamental NLP research being done at CFILT, IIT Bombay. The first talk one …

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