I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi, India.
My broad areas of research are human sentence processing, natural language modeling, natural language parsing,
and dependency grammars. These topics lie at the intersection of psychology and computational/theoretical
My current research investigates the sources of sentence complexity such as working-memory, orthography,
grammatical representation and parsing strategy. In practice this entails understanding what makes a sentence
difficult for humans during real-time comprehension and production. My research group examines such questions using behavioral,
corpus-based as well as computational methods. In addition, I am also interested in building automatic tools
that are informed by this research.
To know more about my research group see here. To know more about my group's recent research work see here.
I am looking for bright and hard-working graduate and undergraduate students to work on state-of-the-art research in the domains mentioned above.
- SAFAL 2020 Covid-19 update
- New Paper: Target complexity modulates syntactic priming during comprehension. (More details)
- The M.Sc. Cognitive Science @ HSS IIT Delhi website is up!!
- New Paper: Word order typology interacts with linguistic complexity: a cross-linguistic corpus study. (More details)
- Starting July 2020, an M.Sc. in Cognitive Science will be offered by the Dept. of HSS, IIT Delhi. To apply see the COGJET 2020 website.
- Three abstracts accepted for oral/poster presentations at the Sixth Annual conference of the Association for Cognitive Science in India (ACCS), Goa. 2019. (More details)
- The call for papers for the First South Asian Forum on the Acquisition and Processing of Language (SAFAL-1) is out! (More details)
- Two papers accepted at the SyntaxFest 2019 Paris. (More details)
- Two abstracts accepted for oral presentations at the Psycholinguistics in Iceland -- Parsing and Prediction (PIPP) conference, Reykjavik. 2019. (More details)
- I will be giving an invited talk at the Workshop on 'Approaches to Language Variation' at IIT Delhi.
- An abstract titled 'Cost of ungrammatical predictions during online sentence processing: evidence against surprisal' accepted for poster presentation at the 32nd Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference 2019. (More details)
- An abstract titled 'Investigating Local Coherence Effects in Hindi' accepted for poster presentation at the 9th meeting of Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL-9), Portland. 2019. (More details)
- An abstract titled 'Multilingual advanced learners of Arabic employ deep parsing during online comprehension: Evidence against Shallow Structure Hypothesis' accepted for poster presentation at the Neuroscience of Language Conference, NYU Abu Dhabi, 2019. (More details)
Last updated: 23 January, 2020