Krithika Ramesh

🏳️‍🌈 (she/her)

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Hey! I’m Krithika, a first year Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Language and Speech Processing, advised by Dr. Anjalie Field and Dr. Mark Dredze.

My research interests lie in studying the harms caused by language models, as well as the fairness, interpretability, privacy and efficiency aspects of these models. I’m largely motivated by issues regarding how the problems we face in NLP could amplify (and even introduce) societal concerns and unequal power dynamics.

I previously worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research India under the guidance of Dr. Sunayana Sitaram where I worked primarily on fairness in language models. Prior to this, I interned at the Indian School of Business, where I was mentored by Dr. Sumeet Kumar and Dr. Ashique KhudaBukhsh and worked on problems related to the potential harm caused by AI systems and tools.

During my undergraduate degree, I co-founded the Research Society MIT, an organization dedicated to guiding undergraduate students from a multitude of different fields in research, to foster and make the research culture more habitable for students. We’re always looking for potential collaborations and would be grateful for external assistance, so if you would like to assist the organization in any way, you can reach out to them at their e-mail. A list of publications and projects underway is available at their website for your reference.

If you’re still reading this, you probably (maybe, hopefully) also want to know a little about me as a person. I run, I read (to some extent), I love video games (though I don’t play them as much anymore), specifically RPGs like Divinity Original Sin: II, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I’ve even actually recently begun to learn to play the keyboard so that I can play the music from these games! Some of the podcasts that I think are fantastic are Unexplainable and Flash Forward (does this page sound more like an advert at this point?).

I’m always open to discussion, so if you have any queries related to anything, or if there’s any way I could help you, feel free to drop me a mail or contact me via Twitter!

news

May 2, 2023 Our paper A Comparative Study of Model Compression Techniques on Fairness in Language Models was accepted to ACL 2023!
Apr 15, 2023 I’ll be starting my Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins CLSP this fall!
Jan 21, 2023 Our paper Fairness in Language Models Beyond English: Gaps and Challenges was accepted to the Findings of EACL 2023!

selected publications

  1. Fairness in Language Models Beyond English: Gaps and Challenges
    Krithika Ramesh, Sunayana Sitaram, and Monojit Choudhury
    Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Findings), 2023
  2. Revisiting Queer Minorities in Lexicons
    Krithika Ramesh, Sumeet Kumar, and Ashiqur Khudabukhsh
    In Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (WOAH), Jul 2022