Speaker Bio

Ashutosh Modi, PhD

Assistant Professor, IIT Kanpur 

Dr. Ashutosh Modi researches in areas of Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Previously, He worked at Disney Research (DR), (erstwhile) Pittsburgh, Los Angeles and Zurich. At DR, He conducted research in multi-modal Affective computing, Conversational Systems and Natural Language Understanding (NLU).

He did his Ph.D. at Saarland University, Germany under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Manfred Pinkal and Dr. Ivan Titov. He was associated with Department of Computational Lingusitics, MultiModal Cluster Initiative (MMCI) and Department of Computer Science. During his doctoral studies, He researched on modeling common sense knowledge about the world via Scripts.