I am soon-to-graduate Computer Science Ph.D. candidate 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.

  • Cross-language Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing
  • PhD in Computer Science, 2016 - 2023

    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


(2022). BLADE: Combining Vocabulary Pruning and Intermediate Pretraining for Scaleable Neural CLIR. To appear in ACM SIGIR 2023.


(2022). Learning a Sparse Representation Model for Neural CLIR. DESIRES 2022.

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(2022). Transfer Learning Approaches for Building Cross-Language Dense Retrieval Models. European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR) 2022.

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(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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