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Shruti Palaskar

Graduate Student
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA.

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I am a PhD student at the Language Technologies Institute of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests lie in the areas of multimodal machine learning, speech recognition and natural language processing. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Florian Metze.

Prior to starting my PhD, I received my master’s degree in Language Technologies from LTI, CMU in 2018. During my master’s, I spent two wonderful summers as part of the JHU Summer Workshops JSALT working on multimodal learning. Before that, I received my bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology in 2016.


[Mar 2019] I will be giving a talk about our work on Multimodal Acoustic Word Embeddings at the 6th Amazon Graduate Student Symposium in Seattle. Slides here!
[Feb 2019] We will be holding the How2 Challenge and Workshop at ICML 2019. If you work on anything multimodal, hope to see you there!
[Jan 2019] Come check out the special session on Multimodal Representation Learning for Language Generation and Understanding at ICASSP 2019.
[Dec 2018] Received the Facebook Fellowship for academic years 2019-2021. Thank you Facebook!
[Nov 2018] The How2 dataset of open-domain instructional videos has been released! Check it out!
[Nov 2018] Our paper on Multimodal Abstractive Summarization has been accepted at the NeurIPS 2018 ViGIL workshop for Spotlight presentation!
[Oct 2018] Ramon and I won the first place in the audio-visual track of DSTC7. We will present this at AAAI 2019 in Hawaii.
[Sep 2018] PhD student panelist at the Young Female Researchers in Speech Workshop at Interspeech 2018
[Sep 2018] Our paper on Acoustic-to-Word Speech Recognition is accepted at SLT 2018
[Jul 2018] Received the 2018-2019 Center for Machine Learning and Health PhD Fellowship. Thank you CMLH!
[Sep 2016] Received the CMU LTI Graduate Research Fellowship for acamedic years 2016-2018