Abhilasha Ravichander

Masters in Language Technologies
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

aravicha [at] cs [dot] cmu [dot] edu
Curriculum Vitae
Abhilasha Ravichander

I am a Masters student in the Language Technologies Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I am a Graduate Research Assistant under Prof. Norman Sadeh.

I received my bachelor's degree from P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore in 2015. During the summer of 2014, I was a visiting student at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

My areas of interest are broadly Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and Algorithms. My current research (supported by Bosch), aims to create ubiquitous personal assistants that can understand high-level concepts and design appropriate plans.


Current Projects:

Understanding Privacy Policy Content
Natural Language Inference
Conversational Agents


Our paper, "How Would You Say It? Eliciting Lexically Diverse Data for Supervised Semantic Parsing" was accepted to the Annual SIGdial Meeting on Discourse and Dialogue (SIGDIAL 2017). Link here
Our paper, "Does the Geometry of Word Embeddings Help Document Classification? A Case Study on Persistent Homology Based Representations" was accepted to the ACL workshop on Representation Learning For NLP. Link here
I am at the Machine Learning Summer School. Ping me if you'd like to chat.
Our team was selected to participate in the Alexa Prize with a 100,000$ stipend and additional support from Amazon! Congratulations to all the selected teams.
Our work on "A Persistent Homology Approach to Document Clustering" won the best poster award in 10-701 (Introduction to Machine Learning (PhD)).