I am a Senior Research Scientist working at Google New York on improving the conversational language understanding ability of the Google Assistant. Specifically, I am working on language understanding problems arising at the boundary of speech and text.
Previously, I completed my Ph.D. from the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, under the guidance of Dan Roth. My thesis described approaches to exploit cross-lingual representations as a means of extending NLP tools to languages beyond English.
Even before that, I obtained an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.
- TIMEDIAL: Temporal Commonsense Reasoning in DialogIn ACL 2021
- A Dataset for Understanding Disfluencies in Question AnsweringIn Findings of ACL 2021
- Attention Interpretability across NLP TasksArxiv Preprint 2019
- A General-Purpose Algorithm for Constrained Sequential InferenceIn CoNLL 2019
- Bootstrapping Transliteration with Constrained Discovery for Low-Resource LanguagesIn EMNLP 2018
- Joint Multilingual Supervision for Cross-lingual Entity LinkingIn EMNLP 2018
- Looking Beyond the Surface: A Challenge Set for Reading Comprehension over Multiple SentencesIn NAACL 2018
- (Almost) Zero-Shot Cross-Lingual Spoken Language UnderstandingIn ICASSP 2018
- Beyond Bilingual: Multi-sense Word Embeddings using Multilingual ContextIn Workshop on Repl4NLP 2017Best Paper Award
- Learning from Explicit and Implicit Supervision Jointly For Algebra Word ProblemsIn EMNLP 2016
- Cross-lingual Models of Word Embeddings: An Empirical ComparisonIn ACL 2016