I am a researcher working predominantly in the fields of applying deep learning for medicine, natural language understanding, fairness in AI and knowledge representation and reasoning.
Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at L3S Research, Hannover, Germany. Previously, I was a research engineer at Saama Technologies, Chennai. Before that, I was an applied scientist intern at Amazon, Bengaluru, India. Recently, I obtained my masters and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India. I had my thesis defence on April 23, 2020.
I was initially mentored by Dr. Deepak Khemani, Professor, IIT-Madras followed by Dr. Deepak Padmanabhan, Adjunct Faculty IIT-Madras and Lecturer at Queen's University, Belfast. Now I work with Dr. Wolfgang Nejdl at L3S Research Center, Hannover.
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Sowmya S Sundaram, Sairam Gurajada, Marco Fisichella, Deepak P, Savitha Sam Abraham (2022) Why are NLP Models Fumbling at Elementary Math? A Survey of Deep Learning based Word Problem Solvers, Under Review at Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews for Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Deepak P, Sowmya S Sundaram (2021) : FiSH: Fair Spatial Hotspots, Accepted for publication in Springer Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
Sowmya S Sundaram, Deepak P, Savitha Sam Abraham (2020) : Distributed Representations for Arithmetic Word Problems, In the proceedings of AAAI conference on Artificial Intelligence at New York, USA, February 2020
Savitha Sam Abraham, Deepak P, Sowmya S Sundaram (2020) : Fairness in Clustering with Multiple Sensitive Attributes, In the Proceedings of the Extending Database Technology Conference at Copenhagen, Denmark on March 2020
Sowmya S Sundaram, Savitha Sam Abraham (2019) : Semantic Representation for Age Word Problems with Schemas, New Generation Computing (2019)
Savitha Sam Abraham, Sowmya S Sundaram (2019) : An Ontology-Based Kinematics Problem Solver Using Qualitative and Quantitative Knowledge, New Generation Computing (2019)
Sowmya S Sundaram, Savitha Sam Abraham (2018) : Solving Simple Arithmetic Word Problems Precisely with Schemas, In Proceedings of The 31st International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems at Montreal, Canada on July, 2018.
Savitha Sam Abraham, Sowmya S Sundaram (2018) : Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning for Solving Kinematics Word Problems. The Thirty-First International Flairs Conference, Florida, USA on May, 2018.
Sowmya S Sundaram, Deepak Khemani (2017) : Reasoning with Sets to Solve Simple Arithmetic Word Problems. Short paper In the Proceedings of International Conference on Natural Language Processing at Durgapur, India on December, 2017
Sowmya S Sundaram, Deepak Khemani (2015) : Natural Language Processing for Simple Word Problems. In the Proceedings of International Conference on Natural Language Processing at Trivandrum, India on December, 2015.
Reviewer for CIKM 2021 (sub-reviewer)
Reviewer for ICON 2020
Representing Arithmetic Word Problems using Schemas
ACM Travel grant for attending AAAI 2020
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) research fellowship (2016-2020)
Anna University Rank Holder (16th rank) of among 6306 university affiliated undergraduate students.
Full fee waiver undergraduate merit scholarship (2010-2012)
Tutor (Summer 2021) - Machine Learning for Graphs Seminar at L3S
Tutor (Winter 2021) - NLP at L3S
Volunteer Teacher - 15 hour course on Deep Learning and NLP (Feb-Mar 2021) at SSN Coellege of Engineering, Chennai
Teaching Assistant (2013-2019) - IIT Madras
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Theory of Ontologies
Introduction to Programming
Talks and Workshops at local communities (2018-2019)
Learn IT, Girl - Mentor (2019)
Gave a talk on "Neural Architectures for Medical Domain" at Future Lab, L3S Research Center on May, 2021
Gave a talk on "Intro to NLP" as a part of Women Tech Makers, Chennai on August, 2020
Gave a talk on "Natural Language Processing: An Application Perspective" at Vignan Engineering College, India, on August, 2020.
Gave a talk on "Seq2Seq : A Case Study for Deep Learning" at SSN College of Engineering on July, 2020
Gave a talk on Research 101 as a part of Google Developers Group, Chennai and Women Tech Makers on June, 2020
Presented published paper at AAAI, New York, USA, 2020
Presented a tutorial on “Machine Learning for Automatic Word Problem Solving” at ECML-PKDD 2019
Gave a technical talk on Machine Learning and AI with Python at PyLadies Chennai in March, 2019
Gave a technical talk on Natural Language Processing at Women Tech Makers, Chennai in November, 2018
Presented published paper at IEA/AIE held at Montreal, Canada in July, 2018
Presented published paper at ICON held at Trivandrum, India in December, 2015