A V S D S Mahesh

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PhD Scholar
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Contact: maheshak[at]cse[dot]iitk[dot]ac[dot]in

Supervisor: Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya

Research Interests

Computational Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Curriculam Vitae

Ongoing Work

I am currently gathering evidences for proposing a genetic relationship between Dravidian and Indo-European languages, employing both traditional comparative method and computational approaches.

Teaching Assistance

ESC101A FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTING (2019-20 Sem I & II)
CS685A DATA MINING (2020-21 Sem I)
CS315A PRINCIPLES OF DATABASE SYSTEMS (2020-21 Sem II, 2022-23 Sem II)
CS771A INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING (2021-22 Sem I)
CS657A INFORMATION RETRIEVAL (2021-22 Sem II)
(NPTEL) CS63 THEORY OF COMPUTATION (Jul-Sep 2022)
CS685A COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS FOR INDIAN LANGUAGES (2022-23 Sem I)

Publications

V.S.D.S.Mahesh Akavarapu and Arnab Bhattacharya. 2024. Automated Cognate Detection as a Supervised Link Prediction Task with Cognate Transformer. Accepted at EACL-2024 (Main Conference). pre-print

V.S.D.S.Mahesh Akavarapu and Arnab Bhattacharya. 2023. Cognate Transformer for Automated Phonological Reconstruction and Cognate Reflex Prediction. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, pages 6852-6862, Singapore. Association for Computational Linguistics.link

V.S.D.S.Mahesh Akavarapu and Arnab Bhattacharya. 2023. Creation of a Digital Rig Vedic Index (Anukramani) for Computational Linguistic Tasks. In Proceedings of the Computational Sanskrit & Digital Humanities: Selected papers presented at the 18th World Sanskrit Conference, pages 89-96, Canberra, Australia (Online Mode). Association for Computational Linguistics.link

Other Teaching/Activites

Class 12 Physics at Kendriya Vidyalaya (Jul-Nov 2021)
Machine Learning with Python Workshop at CSJM University, Kanpur (Sep-Nov 2022)

Telugu Grammar