Sudipta Kar

Sudipta Kar / সুদীপ্ত কর

Applied Scientist, Amazon Alexa AI

                    Email skar3 AT uh DOT edu
sudipta.kar DOT 8080 AT gmail.com

I am an Applied Scientist at Amazon Alexa AI. I have obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Houston. My adviser was Dr. Thamar Solorio and I was a member of RiTUAL Lab. My research interests are spread across Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval.
More specifically, I am interested in narrative analysis and generation, low-resource languages, computational social science. I also feel interested in human psychology, hence, open to exploring the areas of psycholinguistics and human-centric AI technologies and policy-making.
Previously, I did my B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. I am one of the early developers of the first Bangladeshi Bangla search engine Pipilika. My major contribution is the automated Pipilika Top News service.
I love music, love to play instruments, and sing! I attend hard-rock and metal concerts on a regular basis. Check out some of my videos on YouTube.

I am creating a YouTube series in Bangla for Computer Science undergrads. At the very beginning, getting good guideline is important and many students can not do well because they do not know the right information in the right time. In this series, I am interviewing people from different background just to collect information that can help the students.

Recent News

  • 09/03/2021 We are organizing a SemEval shared task on recognizing Complex Named Entities. Check out the website and consider participating. The training data with a baseline is released.
  • 08/26/2021 SentNoB: A Dataset for Analysing Sentiment on Noisy Bangla Texts is accepted to Findings of EMNLP 2021
  • 09/30/2020 Attending the Emotions to Detect Online Abusive Language is accepted to WOAH4 @ EMNLP 2020
  • 09/14/2020 My paper Multi-view Story Characterization from Movie Plot Synopses and Reviews accepted at EMNLP 2020!
  • 07/13/2020 I have joined Amazon Alexa AI as an Applied Scientist.
  • 05/13/2020 We have released LinCE: The first linguistic code-switching evaluation benchmark.
  • 04/13/2020 Defended my Ph.D. thesis, Automatic Characterization of Stories.
  • 03/13/2020 Three papers got accepted at LREC 2020. Super happy!!!

Experience

  • 01/2020 - 05/2020: Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon Alexa, Seattle, WA.
  • 05/2019 - 08/2019: AI/ML Research Intern at GE Healthcare, San Ramon, CA.
  • 05/2018 - 09/2018: Deep Learning Engineering Intern at Intel AI, San Diego, CA.
  • 06/2013 – 06/2015: Researcher and developer at Pipilika search engine.
    It is the first Bengali search engine in Bangladesh. My major contribution in Pipilika is Pipilika Top News, an automated news search engine that can identify trending/breaking/important news of current time and aggregate all other similar news from different sources.
  • 2012 – 2015: Freelance game developer at Upwork.
  • 01/2012 - 06/2012: Game developer at Webcraft Bangladesh Ltd.

Professional Services

Community Services in Bangladesh

I often accept invitations from differnt organizations and try to help out young students in (mostly in Bangladesh) through live QA sessions. Maintaining a log here.