I am currently a first year PhD student in Université de Montréal (MILA) advised by Prof. Aaron Courville.
My interests lie in applications of machine learning/deep learning in natural language processing. Previously, I had been working in the natural language generation (NLG) project in IBM Research for three years and have published papers in top conferences and journals like NeurIPS, ACL, NAACL-HLT and Computational Linguistics. At IBM, I also contributed towards the IBM Project Debater, which received wide news coverage worldwide recently because of a LIVE machine vs human debate (More in News). I had also been intrigued by different aspects of human creativity and the possibility of replicating them in content generation systems. Prior to joining IBM, I held positions like Applied Scientist at Microsoft Bing Ads (2013-2015) and SDE at Amazon.com (2010-2011).
MS in Computer Science and Automation, 2013
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
BE in Computer Science and Engineering, 2010
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
[4 Dec, 2019] Our NeurIPS 2018 paper “On Controllable Sparse Alternatives to Softmax” received the IBM Research India Distinguished Paper Award for the year 2018.
[17 Sep, 2019] Our paper “Scalable Micro-planned Generation of Discourse from Structured Data” got accepted for publication in the Computational Linguistics journal 2019 arXiv.
[28 Jul, 2019] We presented a tutorial titled “Storytelling from Structured Data and Knowledge Graphs : An NLG Perspective” at ACL 2019 in Florence, Italy Details.
[14 May, 2019] Our paper “Unsupervised Neural Text Simplification” got accepted in ACL 2019 arXiv.
[5 Feb, 2019] Our tutorial proposal “Storytelling from Structured Data and Knowledge Graphs : An NLG Perspective” got accepted for ACL 2019. The tutorial will be held on July 28th, 2019 in Florence, Italy. More details coming soon!!!
[6 Dec, 2018] Poster for the work “On Controllable Sparse Alternatives to Softmax” was presented in NeurIPS conference in Montreal, Canada.
[18 Oct, 2018] The pre-print version of our work “Unsupervised Neural Text Simplification” is available now on arXiv.
[5 Oct, 2018] The pre-print version of our work “Scalable Micro-planned Generation of Discourse from Structured Data” is available now on arXiv.
[5 Sep, 2018] Our paper “On Controllable Sparse Alternatives to Softmax” got accepted in NeurIPS 2018 Link.
[16 Jul, 2018] Our ACL 2017 paper “Diversity driven Attention Model for Query-based Abstractive Summarization“ received the IBM Research India Distinguished Paper Award for the year 2017.
[28 Jul, 2019] ACL 2019 Tutorial Storytelling From Structured Data and Knowledge Graphs: An NLG Perspective. Venue: ACL 2019, Florence, Italy. Details: Link
[07 Mar, 2018] Generating Natural Language Descriptions from Structured Data. Venue: IBM Research-IISc Workshop on Knowledge and Learning organised at IISc. Details: Link
[20 Jan, 2018] Tutorial on Natural Language Processing and Generation. Venue: Technical Talk on the broader theme of ‘Cognitive Analytics and NLP’ as part of the annual science and cultural fest at IISc, Bangalore.