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 recieved my Bachelors and Masters (research) under the guidance of Vasudeva Varma from IIIT Hyderabad.

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 New Trends in Representation Learning with Knowledge Graphs  Workshop co-located with ECML-PKDD 2019
  • Co-organizer of LANTERN Workshop co-located with EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019
  • PC Member:  NAACL 2019, ISWC 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]