Sanjeev Kumar Karn

I am a research scientist at Siemens Healthineer, Erlangen. I work on Clinical Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks, particularly on information extraction and text summarization. I collaborate closely with doctors and medical professionals and develop NLP tools to reduce their burden at the point of care.

Before joining Siemens Healthineers, I finished my PhD at CIS, LMU Munich under supervision of Prof. Hinrich Schütze, working on applications of Deep Learning in Natural Language Processing (NLP). My PhD was sponsored by Siemens Corporate Technology and Smart Data Web, a BMWi funded project. Before doing PhD, I have obtained my Masters in Informatics from Technical University of Munich under supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Runkler and Dr. Ulli Waltinger with the thesis titled "From Information Extraction to Knowledge Graph Construction: A Machine Learning and Statistical Approach on Industrial Data." Before coming to Germany, I did my bachelor study at Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India in Computer Science and Engineering.

My main research interests is deep learning and its applications in natural language understanding. I am particularly more interested in information extraction, text summarization and natural language generation using transformers and recurrent neural networks.

Research Activities

  • U.S. Patent: System and method for generating abstractive summaries of interleaved texts

  • Reviewed two papers for ACL 2020 and five papers for EMNLP 2020.

  • Our new paper is "A Hierarchical Decoder with Three-level Hierarchical Attention to Generate Abstractive Summaries of Interleaved Texts " is in arxiv.

  • Our paper "News Article Teaser Tweets and How to Generate Them" is accepted to appear in North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL), Minneapolis, USA, June 2019.

  • Reviewed papers for NAACL, 2019.

  • U.S. Patent Application: A method and apparatus for performing hierarchiacal entity classification

  • Jul 15-Oct 05, 2018, Research Internship with Francine Chen and Yan-Ying Chen at FX Palo Alto Laboratory Inc , in Palo Alto, California, USA .

  • Sep 25-27, 2017, Attended Google's 2nd Natural Language Processing Summit at Google office in Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Aug 29-31, 2016, Participated in Artificial Intelligence Hackathon at Siemens AG Siemens Global Leadership Center at Feldafing and Won the best Demo/Presentation Award for the Twitter Bot project.