Sudipta Kar

Sudipta Kar / সুদীপ্ত কর

Applied Scientist, Amazon Alexa AI

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

I have recently 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 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.

Recent News

  • 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!!!
  • 01/20/2020 Started internship at Amazon Alexa.
  • 12/20/2019 Patent got approved!!!
  • 10/08/2019 Received the Best Ph.D. student award.


  • 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.

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