Rashmi Sankepally

Rashmi Sankepally

PhD - Computer Science, UMD

Graduate Research Assistant, CLIP

Curriculum Vitae

About Me

I am a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland - College Park. My research interests are broadly in the intersection of information extraction and information retrieval. I currently work as a Research Assistant at CLIP lab and my advisor is Dr. Doug Oard. I also collaborate with folks at Johns Hopkins University's HLTCOE (Human Language Technology Center for Excellence) and am co-advised by Dr. Ben Van Durme.

My current research focuses on casting the Cross Document Coreference Resolution (CDCR) task as a mention search task. I have experience working in the area of Information Retrieval Evaluation, especially in building test collections.

Research and Publications

Coreferent Mention Retrieval

January 2017 - Present

This project introduces the new task of mention retrieval, in which the goal is find mentions of a given query mention in query-by-example style.

A Test Collection for Coreferent Mention Retrieval
Rashmi Sankepally, Tongfei Chen, Benjamin Van Durme, Douglas W. Oard
SIGIR 2018

CADET: Computer Assisted Discovery Extraction and Translation
Benjamin Van Durme, Tom Lippincott, Kevin Duh, Deana Burchfield, Adam Poliak, Cash Costello, Tim Finin, Scott Miller, James Mayfield, Philipp Koehn, Craig Harman, Dawn Lawrie, Chandler May, Max Thomas, Annabelle Carrell, Julianne Chaloux, Tongfei Chen, Alex Comerford, Mark Dredze, Benjamin Glass, Shudong Hao, Patrick Martin, Pushpendre Rastogi, Rashmi Sankepally, Travis Wolfe, Ying-Ying Tran, Ted Zhang

Evaluation of Speech Retrieval models in Gujarati

September 2013 - February 2014

Using Zero-Resource Spoken Term Discovery for Ranked Retrieval
Jerome White, Douglas W. Oard, Aren Jansen, Jiaul H. Paik, Rashmi Sankepally

A Test Collection for Spoken Gujarati Queries
Douglas W. Oard, Rashmi Sankepally, Jerome White, Aren Jansen, Craig Harman
SIGIR 2015

The FIRE 2013 Question Answering for the Spoken Web Task
Douglas W. Oard, Jerome White, Jiaul H. Paik, Rashmi Sankepally, Aren Jansen
FIRE 2013

Technical Skills

  • Pythona
  • Java
  • Bash scripting
  • R
  • Scala
  • C


University of Maryland - College Park, USA

PhD - Computer Science, Aug 2015 - May 2020

University of Maryland - College Park, USA

Masters in Information Science/Studies, Aug 2013 - May 2015

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gujarat, India

Bachelors in Information and Communication Technology, July 2009 - May 2013