Biography

I am a Computer Science Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, advised by Doug Oard. My research focuses on building effective and efficient cross-language information retrieval models. In addition to being a member of the CLIP lab, I also work with Dawn Lawrie and James Mayfield at HLTCOE@JHU.

Here’s my CV.

Interests
  • Cross-language Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2016 - Ongoing

    University of Maryland

  • MS in Computer Science, 2016 - 2018

    University of Maryland

  • B.Tech in Computer Engineering, 2010 - 2014

    Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, Mumbai, India

Publications

(2021). Cross-language Sentence Selection via Data Augmentation and Rationale Training. Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers).

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(2020). Combine and Re-Rank: The University of Maryland at the TREC 2020 Podcasts Track. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2020).

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(2020). Combining Contextualized and Non-contextualized Query Translations to Improve CLIR. Proceedings of the 43rd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval.

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(2020). MATERIALizing Cross-Language Information Retrieval: A Snapshot. Proceedings of the workshop on Cross-Language Search and Summarization of Text and Speech (CLSSTS2020).

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(2019). Experiments with Cross-Language Speech Retrieval for Lower-Resource Languages. Asia Information Retrieval Symposium.

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Contact

  • srnair@umd.edu
  • Room 4104, Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering, College Park, MD 20742