Ravi Shekhar

Ravi Shekhar

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

CSEE, University of Essex

About Me

I am a Lecturer (Teaching & Research) at the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering( CSEE), University of Essex, UK.

I was a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Computational Linguistics Lab, Queen Mary University of London working with Matthew Purver. I was part of the EMBEDDIA and SoDeStream projects.

Before that, I obtained a Ph.D. at DISI, the University of Trento. I was supervised by Raffaella Bernardi, University of Trento, and co-supervised by Raquel Fernández, University of Amsterdam. I focused on understanding what language and vision model learns. I was also a visiting scholar for a short time at Dialogue Modelling Group, University of Amsterdam. During my Ph.D., I collaborated with multiple researchers; Barbara Plank, Aurélie Herbelot, Elia Bruni, Enver Sangineto, Moin Nabi, and others

Prior to my Ph.D., I was research assistant at the University of Malaya working with C. S. Chan. I received my M.S. (by Research) Degree with a focus on Computer Vision from CVIT, IIIT Hyderabad under the supervision of C. V. Jawahar. Before that, I worked as a Software Engineer for Accenture Services Pvt. Limited.


  • Conversational AI
  • Cross-Lingual Representation
  • Multi-modal AI
  • Low Resource NLP


  • PhD (CSE)

    University of Trento, Italy

  • M.S. (by Research) (CSE)

    IIIT Hyderabad, India

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Denoising Labeled Data for Comment Moderation Using Active Learning

Power and Vulnerability: Managing Sensitive Language in Organisational Communication

Making the Pick: Understanding Professional Editor Comment Curation in Online News



Lecturer (Teaching and Research)

CSEE, University of Essex, UK

Jan 2023 – Present Colchester, Essex, UK

Research Associate (postdoctoral fellow)

Computational Linguistics Lab, QMUL

Jun 2019 – Jan 2023 London, UK

Visiting Researcher

Dialogue Modelling Group, University of Amsterdam

Sep 2017 – Nov 2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Research Assistant

Multimedia Signal Processing Lab, University of Malaya

Aug 2013 – Jul 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Associate Software Engineer

Accenture Services Pvt. Limited

May 2008 – Feb 2010 Bangalore, India