Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer

Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI

Feb 2022 – Present Surrey, United Kingdom

Ongoing Projects:

  • Quality Estimation for Machine Translation
  • Post-editing for Machine Translation (Collaboration with the CFILT Lab, IIT Bombay)
  • Abbreviation and Acronym Identification
  • 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
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Faculty

Indian Institute of Information Technology Lucknow, India

Jan 2022 – Present Lucknow, India
I co-teach the Natural Language Processing course to the Master’s students at IIIT Lucknow, with Dr. Rudramurthy V
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Translation Studies (CTS)

Jan 2021 – Jan 2022 Surrey, United Kingdom

Projects:

  • Quality Estimation for Machine Translation
  • Post-editing for Machine Translation (Collaboration with the CFILT Lab, IIT Bombay)
  • Abbreviation and Acronym Identification
  • 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
 
 
 
 
 

Reviewer/Program Committee Member/Senior Program Committee Member

Various Conferences and Journals

Jan 2017 – 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

Jan 2017 – Jul 2020 Mumbai

  • Assisted Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya in conducting the course on ‘Speech, Natural Language Processing and the Web’ (CS626). [Autumn 2020]

  • Assisted Prof. Kavi Arya in conducting theory and practical lab course on Embedded Systems (CS684). [Spring 2020]

  • Assisted Prof. Kavi Arya in conducting course on Software Lab (PG) (CS699). [Autumn 2019]

    Awarded TA of the Semester by Computer Science and Engineering Department.
    
  • Assisted Prof. Rushikesh Joshi in conducting theory course on Software Architecture (CS718). [Spring 2019]

  • Assisted Prof. R.K. Shyamsundar in conducting theory course Data Structures (CS213). [Autumn 2018]

  • Assisted Prof. Kavi Arya in conducting course on Software Lab (UG) (CS251). [Autumn 2017]

      Awarded TA of the Semester by Computer Science and Engineering Department.
    
  • Assisted Prof. Supratik Chakraborty in conducting theory course on Digital Logic Design (CS226). [Spring 2017]

 
 
 
 
 

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)
  • Awarded TA of the Semester by CSE Department, IIT Bombay for assisting Prof. Kavi Arya with Software Foundations lab (CS251)

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 & Upcoming Talks

In this talk, I discuss the interdisciplinary area cognitive NLP. I discuss the various intersections which give it a unique blend and …

In this talk, I discuss the Quality Estimation (QE) for Machine Translation (MT). I discuss the basics of the QE task, and the QE …

In this invited talk to the LITHME WG8 meeting, I gave an introduction to chatbots and its basic building blocks. We discussed the role …

In this talk, I discuss the Transformers architecture in some detail along with the evolution of embeddings in the NLP sub-area of AI. …

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