Atul Kumar Ojha


I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreements 731015 European Lexical Infrastructure (ELEXIS) project, led by Dr. John P. McCrae, in the Unit for Linguistic Data, University of Galway. Since October 5th 2020, I have been also working as an adjunct lecturer at the College of Science and Engineering, University of Galway, Ireland. Before joining University of Galway, I have worked as a Vedecký Pracovník (Postdoc Researcher ) at UFAL, Charles University, Prague from July 2019 to June 2020. In 2017, I co-founded a startup named Panlingua Language Services LLP situated in New Delhi, India.

I received my PhD in March 2019 from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India under the supervision of Prof. Girish Nath Jha. My PhD title was English-Bhojpuri SMT System: Insights from the K¿raka Model. I am actively working on the creation of linguistic resources for low-resource languages. During the PhD, I worked on various projects as Sr. NLP Research Engineer, Sr. Linguist cum Project Manager, and Linguist in Machine Translation Evaluation Platform and Indian Languages Corpora Initiative (ILCI) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. I organised several workshops/conferences/shared tasks as co-chair/organiser or manager including:

• 4th Workshop on Technologies for MT of Low Resource Languages (LoResMT 2021) under MT Summit 2021
• 3rd LoResMT 2020 workshop and 2nd LoResMT shared task 2020 under AACL-IJCNLP 2020
• Second Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying (TRAC-2020) under the LREC 2020
• 5th Workshop on Indian Language Data Resource and Evaluation (WILDRE-5) under the LREC 2020
• Shared Task on Low-level NLP Tools for Bhojpuri and Magahi under the NSURL 2019
• 2nd Workshop on Technologies for MT of Low Resource Languages (LoResMT 2019) under the MT Summit XVII 2019
• First International Sanskrit and Other Indian Languages Conference 2019 at JNU, New Delhi, India