About Me

Currently, I am a Postdoc at the Spoken Language Systems group in Saarland University  working with Dietrich Klakow. I work in the general area of Deep/Representation learning applied to Natural Language Processing for integration of external real-world/common-sense knowledge (e.g., vision and knowledge graphs) into language models.

Previously, I was a Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Web Science group in Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology and worked on Multi-View Representation Learning for integration of languages, relational knowledge and vision under the guidance of Achim Rettinger and York Sure-Vetter. During the course of my PhD I was also a visiting scholar for a short time at the Computational Media Lab in Australian National University and worked with Lexing Xie.

I have received my B.Tech and M.S. (research) in Computer Science Engineering under the guidance of Vasudeva Varma from IIIT Hyderabad and has worked as Software Engineer at IBM India Software Labs, Bangalore.

Research Overview

My recent research work focus broadly on Deep/Representation Learning and its extensions such as Multi-viewMulti-task applied to Multimodal and Multilingual problems. Several areas of recent work include:

  • Learning cross-linguistic regularities with bilingual word distributed representations.
  • Learning a common space of language and vision for cross-modal retrieval and generation.
  • Discovering semantically enriched labels for the noisy multimodal data.

Academic Activities

  • Co-organizer of the Second LANTERN Workshop co-located with COLING 2020
  • Co-organizer of the First LANTERN Workshop co-located with EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019
  • Co-organizer of the First KGRL Workshop co-located with ECML PKDD 2019
  • PC Member:  (EMNLP, AACL-IJCNLP, IJCAI,  ACL) [2020],  (ICON , NAACL, ISWC) [2019], The How2 Challenge (ICML Workshop) 2019, SIGIR (short papers) [2016, 2017], ESWC (Demos & Posters) [2017,2018, 2019]
  • Reviewer: ACM Transactions on Social Computing (TSC) [2018], ACM Hypertext [2018], ISWC [2018], Web Intelligence [2016]
  • Additional Reviewer: ISWC [2016], ESWC [2015], German Conference on AI [2015]
  • Additional Editor: Dagstuhl Seminar 15201 [2015]