Nishant Kambhatla

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

I am a PhD student in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University where I work as a part of the NatLang Lab advised by Professor Anoop Sarkar.

I work at the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. I’m broadly interested in building multilingual models. My current research focus is on machine learning for multilingual models for neural machine translation and computational decipherment. Until recently, I was working on explainability for neural machine translation.

I graduated with Masters in Computer Science in 2018 from SFU. I defended my MSc thesis in July 2018 on natural language decipherment under the supervision of Professor Anoop Sarkar and Professor Fred Popowich. Prior to joining SFU, I was an undergrad at Vellore Institute of Telchnology from 2011 - 2016 working towards an integrated Masters degree in Software Engineering.

I occasionally play the percussion instrument Tabla.

nkambhat at sfu dot ca


May   2022 :triangular_flag_on_post: Our paper on low-resource multilingual NMT accepted to EAMT 2022.
Mar   2022 Our ACL 2022 paper on using ciphertexts to augment neural machine translation is now online. Link to open-source code in the paper.
Feb   2022 :triangular_flag_on_post: 1 paper accepted to ACL 2022 Main Conference .
Mar   2021 Our EACL 2021 paper on faithful attention for NMT is now available online.
Jan   2021 :triangular_flag_on_post: 1 paper accepted to EACL 2021 Main Conference .