Shikhar Sharma

About Me

I am currently working as a Senior Research SDE in the Dialogue group at Microsoft Research, Montreal. My research focuses on natural language generation for dialogue systems, evaluations of such systems and on end-to-end trainable dialogue systems. I am also highly interested in text-based interactive image generation using Generative Adversarial Networks and multi-modal dialogue systems. My research interests are broadly Deep Learning, Machine Learning, NLP and Computer Vision.

I received my M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto where I worked with Prof. Ruslan Salakhutdinov and the Machine Learning Group. My thesis was titled Action Recognition and Video Description using Visual Attention. At UofT, I mainly worked on deep recurrent visual attention models for action recognition. I received my B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. I did a research internship at Cornell University’s Personal Robotics Lab where I worked with Prof. Ashutosh Saxena on learning context-driven trajectory preferences for robots.

Prospective interns: If you have a strong demonstrated interest in Multi-modal Dialogue or Conditional Image Generation using GANs, send me an email on my Microsoft Email ID with the subject line starting with "[internship-application]".

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