Alakananda Vempala

I am a PhD student at University of North Texas
My advisor: Dr Eduardo Blanco
Our Lab: The HiLT Lab
Resume: Link

Summary

  • Education
      - PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, May 2019, CGPA: 3.9
      - MS in Computer Science, University of North Texas, May 2016, CGPA: 3.9
      - Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering, K L University, May 2014, CGPA: 4.0
  • Skills
      - Research Interests: Natural Language Processing, Relation Extraction, Social Media Analysis
      - Programming Languages: Python, C/C++, Java
      - Libraries: NLTK, SpaCY, scikit-learn, pandas and numPy
  • Awards
      - College of Engineering Graduate Scholarship, University of North Texas, 2014
      - Highest committed Student Branch Activist Award, Computer Society Of India, 2014
      - Winner, National student project contest by Computer Society of India, 2013
      - Guinness World Records holder, Windows AppFest 2012
      - Certificate of merit by Central Board of Secondary Education, Top 0.1% of successful candidates in     All India Secondary Examinations, 2008

Publications

Conference Proceedings

  1. Alakananda Vempala, Eduardo Blanco and Alexis Palmer. 2018. Determining Event Durations: Models and Error Analysis. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), New Orleans, LA, USA. Accepted, To Appear
  2. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2018. Annotating Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge by Leveraging Syntactic Dependencies. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Miyazaki, Japan. Accepted, To Appear
  3. Vivek Reddy Doudagiri, Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2018. Annotating If the Authors of a Tweet are Located at the Locations They Tweet About. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Miyazaki, Japan. Accepted, To Appear
  4. Krishna Sanagavarapu, Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2017. Determining Whether and When People Participate in the Events They Tweet About. In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Short Papers. Vancouver, Canada. pdf
  5. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Beyond Plain Spatial Knowledge: Determining Where Entities Are and Are Not Located, and For How Long. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Berlin, Germany. | pdf | corpus
  6. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Annotating Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge on Top of OntoNotes Semantic Roles. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Portoroz, Slovenia. | pdf | corpus
  7. Alakananda Vempala and Eduardo Blanco. 2016. Complementing Semantic Roles with Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge: Crowdsourced Annotations and Experiments. In Proceedings of the 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). Phoenix, AZ, USA. | pdf | corpus
  8. Eduardo Blanco and Alakananda Vempala. 2015. Inferring Temporally-Anchored Spatial Knowledge from Semantic Roles. In Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). Denver, CO, USA | pdf
  9. Inclination and Pressure Based Authentication for Touch Devices in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) Springer Volume 248

Contact Me

Email: AlakanandaVempala@my.unt.edu

Address:
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311366
Denton, TX 76203-5017