asato ma sad gamaya
tamaso ma jyotir gamaya
mrutyor ma amritam gamaya
From ignorance lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortality
~Brhadaranyaka Upanishad




I am Anoop Kunchukuttan. I am a Principal Applied Researcher in the Microsoft Machine Translation team in Hyderabad, India. I am a founding member and co-lead of the AI4Bharat, a research center based in IIT Madras that works to drive advances and build resources for Indian language NLP. I am also an adjunct faculty at IIT Madras.

My research areas are Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Information Extraction and Retrieval. My research interests include multilingual learning, instruction tuning of LLMs, representation learning, lexical and sentence semantics, NLP for related languages, machine translation and transliteration. I am interested in building tools and resources for Indian language NLP. Over the last decade, I have built/contributed to large-scale, broad coverage resources like the Indic NLP Library, IndicTrans/Sata-Anuvaadak Translation systems, IIT Bombay Parallel Corpus, Samanantar Corpus, Indic NLP/NLG Suite and Aksharantar/BrahmiNet transliteration corpora.

I completed my Ph.D in 2018 at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. I did my research under the guidance of Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya at the Center for Indian Language Technology. My doctoral research work explored various facets of machine translation and transliteration between related languages.

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