About Me 🧑🏽

Hi!🙋🏽‍♂️ My name is Ashutosh Baheti. I am a Computer Science PhD student working with Prof. Alan Ritter. I am a graduate student at Georgia Tech since Fall 2020. Previously, received a master’s in Computer Science from The Ohio State University. I believe language is one of the most powerful tools invented by mankind. Giving computers the power of language will automate many menial jobs and accelerate innovation. My research interests are Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Generation (NLG), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). My current research focuses on open-domain Dialog Systems aka chatbots and problems related to them.

Before joining my PhD program, I was a Research Fellow at Microsoft Research (MSR), India for one year. I worked with Dr. Monojit Choudhury on word-level language identification of code-switched text. Before that, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Contact 📧

In this time of global pandemic the best way to contact me is through email. My email ID is abaheti95@gatech.edu. You can find links to my profiles in other social media and github at the bottom of the page.

Publications 📃

  • Just Say No: Analyzing the Stance of Neural Dialogue Generation in Offensive Contexts
    Authors: Ashutosh Baheti, Maarten Sap, Alan Ritter, Mark Riedl
    Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
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  • 🦠 Extracting COVID-19 Events from Twitter
    Authors: Shi Zong, Ashutosh Baheti, Wei Xu, Alan Ritter
    Preprint. June, 2020
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  • Fluent Response Generation for Conversational Question Answering
    Authors: Ashutosh Baheti, Alan Ritter, Kevin Small
    2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics
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  • Generating More Interesting Responses in Neural Conversation Models with Distributional Constraints
    Authors: Ashutosh Baheti, Alan Ritter, Jewei Li, Bill Dolan
    Proceedings of the 2018 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
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  • Curriculum design for code-switching: Experiments with language identification and language modeling with deep neural networks
    Authors: Ashutosh Baheti, Sunayana Sitaram, Monojit Choudhury, Kalika Bali
    Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2017)

  • Non-linear barrier coverage using mobile wireless sensors
    Authors: Ashutosh Baheti, Arobinda Gupta
    The 22nd IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2017
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Other Interests/Ideas💡/Activities🚣🏽

Somewhat Explored:

  • Cooking 🍳
  • Traveling ✈️
  • Yoga and meditation 🧘🏽
  • Hiking 🥾
  • Skating 🛼
  • Gaming 🎮
  • Mobile game development 👨🏽‍💻
  • Having long conversations about life 🧬, universe 🌌, science 🧪, politics 🗳️ and philosophy

Want to Explore (in Future):

  • VR app development 👨🏽‍💻
  • Video Blogging ⏯️

🆓 Tools🛠️ and Extensions🧰 for Productivity

Recommended websites and browser extensions to boost your productivity:

  • Notion.so: A database-style note-taking website/app. Helps you organize your thoughts/progress into digital notebook.
  • Grammarly: Free grammar checking app/website/extension
  • Kami: PDF highlighting browser extension. Saves all highlights and annotations on cloud.
  • Dark Reader: Darkify any website using this browser extension to reduce strain on your poor eyes. Remember to often blink and hydrate💧!
  • Mailtrack: Free Gmail extension to track sent emails.

My Cats 🐈

Appa (LEAN FLUFFY Boi) (previously a CHONKY Boi):


Momo (LEAN Boi):