Devishree Pillai

Research Assistant

Devishree Pillai is a Research Assistant in the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at the University of Galway. She works in the Unit for Natural Language Processing (UNLP) under the supervision of Dr. Paul Buitelaar.  Her current work with Fidelity Investments involves working on Dependency Parsing-based Relation Extraction. She is also working on the multilingual module for Social Media Analysis on the EU-funded PANDEM-2 project. Previously, she worked with Huawei to incorporate Explainable AI using LIME for an intent classification model.

She graduated with a Master’s degree in Data Analytics from the University of Galway in 2021. Her Master’s thesis was on “Explainable Fake News Detection” using a Bidirectional GRU-based model with attention for Fake News detection and using the LIME model for generating explanations.

Before her Master’s, Devishree has 4 years of experience working as an Associate Consultant at Capgemini, India in the SAP BusinessObjects domain. She did her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Mumbai University, India.