Deep learning has pervaded every computer-science related field, from networks, embedded systems and rocket science. Despite revolutionising the landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), there still remain various corner cases where real data is at loggerheads with its innate characteristics.

Recently, I have been working with medical data, and it has…

In this post, I would like to summarise the various works that have been presented at EMNLP 2020 that explicitly tackle the problem of attacking gender bias (apart from works that work on removing any type of bias).


Ethics and Fairness in Artificial Intelligence has become a hot topic in…

It was a name we often heard with awe,
Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam.
My teacher nudged me to read all his books,
And threatened to question me from the nooks
and crannies. Thus, I ventured to open ‘Ignited
Minds’. Lo and Behold! That was such a sight.
A glimpse of his soul shone brightly…

This is part of a series of articles on NLP for Tamil. Please find the first one here.

To summarise the previous post, Tamil is an agglutinative language that can form complex words by potentially infinite suffixes. We defined morphology as the study of how words change form to depict…

On joining Saama research team, I was delighted to start working on Natural Language Processing for my mother tongue, Tamil. Having worked in NLP research for a good 8 years now, I was excited to see how we can apply state-of-the-art NLP techniques for this low-resource language. Thanks to the…

I was 21 years old when I read the gruesome story of Nirbhaya. A horrific rape and murder that shook the conscience of the nation. Nirbhaya aka Jyothi Singh was the face of new India. A woman who was from a middle class background. A woman in whose career ambitions…

I’m supposed to be writing my thesis or synopsis or preparing camera-ready version of a paper. Yet I feel awash with emotions, primarily that of over-whelming relief, to get started with any of these tasks.

The reason is that our paper got accepted in a top-tier A* conference (AAAI). This…

The smile was bestowed upon the wide world,
to search for a reflection in some face.
Forgiveness was unleashed into the wild,
to save a fellow human’s fall from grace.
Gratitude was dispersed among the clouds,
to rain relief on a dry dire phase.
Hope was whispered into the cuckoo’s ears,
to spread birdsong on those desperate…

July 22, 2019

I planned a day trip to Dublin from Belfast, Northern Ireland. From the reviews, I was quite intrigued by The Long Room which is a functional vintage library. …

The heads of Women in Computer Science — IIT-M, Jahnvi Patel and Sowmya S Sundaram met one of the ambassadors of Google Women Techmakers (WTM), Chennai — Nivetha Maran, this fine Sunday morning. Nivetha graduated from SSN College of Engineering with a bachelors in computer science and is currently working…

Sowmya S Sundaram

An AI researcher who likes to blog. Favourite topics include technology, experiences, culinary trails, travels, dance and feminism.

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