I am currently associated with the AI Tech group at IBM Research AI - India. I will be joining as PhD student in Université de Montréal (MILA) from September 2019 (to be advised by Prof. Aaron Courville).
My interests lie in applications of machine learning/deep learning in natural language processing. I have been working in the natural language generation (NLG) project in IBM for the last two years and have published papers in top conferences like NeurIPS, ACL and NAACL-HLT. 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).
ACL 2019 Tutorial: We are conducting a tutorial on Natural Language Generation (NLG) at ACL 2019, in Florence, Italy on 28th July, 2019.
MS in Computer Science and Automation, 2013
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
BE in Computer Science and Engineering, 2010
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
[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 Sept, 2018] Our paper “On Controllable Sparse Alternatives to Softmax” got accepted in NeurIPS 2018 Link.
[16 July, 2018] Recipient of the IBM Research India Distinguished Paper Award for the year 2017.
[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.