Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae


4676 Admiralty Way, Ste 1001, Marina Del Rey, 90292
(Phone) : 310-448-8432
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Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae



   2007

   Ken Barker, Bruce Porter, Eduard Hovy, Jerry Hobbs, Rutu Mulkar-Mehta....
Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae


RESEARCH PROJECTS
      • Machine Reading (2009-Current)
          Research Project...
Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae


ACADEMIC PROJECTS
   • Automatic Axiom Generation for repairing Logical Forms (2006...
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  1. 1. Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae 4676 Admiralty Way, Ste 1001, Marina Del Rey, 90292 (Phone) : 310-448-8432 (Email) : me@rutumulkar.com (Web) : http://www.rutumulkar.com EDUCATION Doctorate of Philosophy Program 2006-Current University of Southern California, Los Angeles (GPA : 3.73/4.0) Master of Science 2004-2006 University of Southern California, Los Angeles (GPA : 3.68/4.0) Bachelor of Engineering 2000-2004 Nirma Institute of Technology, India (GPA : 3.77/4.0) RESEARCH INTERESTS Natural Language Processing, Language Interpretation, Information Extraction, Information Retrieval, Temporal relation extraction, Learning by Reading, Machine Learning EXPERIENCE Graduate Research Assistant 2004-Current Information Sciences Institute University of Southern California, Los Angeles Graduate Teaching Assistant Spring 2007 Course: Natural Language Processing (CS 544 ) University of Southern California, Los Angeles Invited Lecturer Spring 2009 Course: Natural Language Processing (CS 544 ) University of Southern California, Los Angeles Research Intern Summer 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers ,Center for Advanced Research PUBLICATIONS 2009 Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, Jerry R. Hobbs, Chun-Chi Liu, Xianghong Jasmine Zhou, Discovering Causal and Temporal Relations in Biomedical Texts. Proceedings of AAAI Spring Symposium '09, Stanford, California 2008 Jerry R. Hobbs and Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, Using Abduction for Video-Text Coreference Proceedings of BOEMIE 2008, Workshop on Ontology Evolution and Multimedia Information Extraction, Germany
  2. 2. Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae 2007 Ken Barker, Bruce Porter, Eduard Hovy, Jerry Hobbs, Rutu Mulkar-Mehta. Learning by Reading: A Prototype System, Performance Baseline, and Lessons Learned . In Proceedings of the AAAI conference. Vancouver, Canada Feng Pan, Rutu Mulkar-Mehta, and Jerry R. Hobbs. Modeling and Learning Vague Event Durations for Temporal Reasoning. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) , Vancouver, Canada. Rutu Mulkar, Jerry R. Hobbs, Eduard Hovy, Hans Chalupsky, and Chin-Yew Lin, Learning by reading: Two experiments . In Proceedings of IJCAI 2007 workshop on Knowledge and Reasoning for Answering Questions . Rutu Mulkar, Jerry R. Hobbs, Eduard Hovy, Learning from Reading Syntactically Complex Biology Texts . In proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning, part of the AAAI Spring Symposium Series 2007 2006 Feng Pan, Rutu Mulkar, and Jerry R. Hobbs. 2006. Learning Event Durations from Event Descriptions . In Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL), Sydney, Australia. Feng Pan, Rutu Mulkar, and Jerry R. Hobbs. 2006. An Annotated Corpus of Typical Durations of Events . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), Genoa, Italy. Feng Pan, Rutu Mulkar, and Jerry R. Hobbs. 2006. Extending TimeML with Typical Durations of Events. In Proceedings of Annotating and Reasoning about Time and Events workshop at the 44th Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (COLING-ACL), Sydney, Australia. ACHIEVEMENTS Recipient of WiSE travel scholarship , 2009 Recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa scholarship for 2009-2010 Recipient of “Best Poster (Runner up)” at the 2nd Annual Graduate Student Symposium at Information Sciences Institute. (2007) (Press coverage is provided here ) Invited to attend “Symposium on Evolution of Semantic Systems ” (October 5-6th, 2007) Jena, Germany Represented USC at the “Grace Murray Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing ” (October 17 th to 20 th 2007, Orlando Florida) (Press coverage is provided here ) Selected to attend “JHU Summer School on Human Language Technology ” , (June 27 - July 8, 2005 ) Hopkins University (CLSP – Center for Language and Speech Processing) 2
  3. 3. Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae RESEARCH PROJECTS • Machine Reading (2009-Current) Research Project funded by DARPA Advisor: Dr. Jerry Hobbs Participants: USC-ISI, UTexas-Austin, IBM, University of Utah This project aims at reading news texts , converting these texts into a machine understandable format, and deriving inferences from the text. • Sentiment Analysis from Twitter Data (Summer 2009) Research Project at PwC Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Thompson This project aimed at extracting product sentiment from microblogs, where the length of each message is 140 characters or less • Discovering Granularities in Processes (2008-Current) Research Project at ISI Advisor: Dr. Jerry Hobbs This project aims at discovering various granularities in process texts and displaying a graphical representation of the same. • Causal and Temporal relations in Biomedical Data (2008) Research Project at ISI Advisor: Dr. Jerry Hobbs This project aimed at discovering time based interactions in Genetic data, and their possible applications in Medical discoveries. • Mobius Sapling II (2007 – 2008) Research Project funded by DARPA Advisors: Dr. Jerry Hobbs and Dr. Eduard Hovy This project aimed at reading texts related to Engines, and converting these texts into machine understandable format, and deriving inferences from the text. • Mobius Seedling I (2006-2007) Research Project funded by DARPA Advisors: Dr. Jerry Hobbs and Dr. Eduard Hovy This project aimed at reading texts related to the heart, and converting these texts into machine understandable format, and deriving inferences from the text. Ddeveloped a system for binarizing and enriching Penn Treebank style parse trees. • Learning By Reading (2006) Research Project funded by DARPA Advisors: Dr. Jerry Hobbs and Dr. Eduard Hovy This project aimed to develop a system that is capable of reading a high school chemistry textbook and answering questions relevant to the text provided. Produced deep lexical understanding of text based on shallow semantics. Produced semantically deep axioms for textual understanding. • MOVER (2005) Research Project funded by ARDA Advisor: Dr. Jerry Hobbs This project aimed at finding multimodal co reference from audio and video data of a news clip. Developed an Abductive inference system called Mini-TACITUS. • TARSQI (2004 – 2006) Research Project funded by ARDA Advisor: Dr. Jerry Hobbs 1Extracting time relationships of events from annotated events of news paper articles. Developed automated Web enabled GUI Annotation processing system using Perl,DHTML 3
  4. 4. Rutu Mulkar-Mehta – Curriculum Vitae ACADEMIC PROJECTS • Automatic Axiom Generation for repairing Logical Forms (2006) Investigative Course Project @ USC – Empirical Methods in NLP Advisor: Dr. Kevin Knight Project to repair incomplete logical forms obtained from text. Incompleteness occurred due to parse errors and limited syntax-to-semantics rules. • Automatic Sentence Generation (2005) Course Project @ USC – Natural Language Processing Advisor: Dr. Eduard Hovy Develop a rule based system, forward chaining on grammatical rules and Backtracking to auto- generate syntactically correct and semantically meaningful sentences for semantic knowledge specified in English. (Language Generation) • Sentence type recognition and partition (2005) Course Project @ USC – Natural Language Processing Advisor: Dr. Daniel Marcu To analyze and understand the underlying theme and meaning of different portions of a sentence • Image recognizer (2005) Course Project @ USC – Artificial Intelligence Advisor: Dr. Sven Koenig Enhance a Three-layer fully-connected feed forward Neural Network to learn and correctly classify faces and poses of images given as an input. • Thesaurus (2005) Course Project @ USC – Lexical Semantics Advisor: Dr. Patrick Pantel Develop a Thesaurus using statistical correlation of information shared by words. PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE SOFTWARE Mini-TACITUS : The Abductive Commonsense Inference Text Understanding System, software for abducing the most likely explanation for a text. PROGRAMMING Java, Perl REFERENCES Available upon request 4

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