Ph.D. student at King's College London -
 researching Natural Language Processing

Mubashara Akhtar

About me

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I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Informatics at King's College London where I am part of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence research group and supervised by Prof. Elena Simperl and Dr. Oana Cocarascu. I obtained my undergraduate and master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien).

My research is related to multimodal approaches for automated fact checking. I use textual, tabular, and visual data to validate facts. My research is funded by a King's College London NMES faculty studentship award.

Before joining King's, I was a teaching and research assistant at TU Wien and worked as a Java software engineer (Vienna, Austria) and Python developer (Darmstadt, Germany) in industry. During this time I was working on machine learning projects for the biggest telecom provider in Europe. 


Honours & Awards

  • King’s College London NMES Faculty Studentship for 2020-2024 

  • European Forum Alpbach scholarship for the years 2020/21, 2020 

  • Selected for US Embassy Austria's Austria to Austin program, 2019

  • Ban Ki-moon Center mentoring partnership (mentored by Vice Rector of   TU Wien, Anna Steiger), 2019

  • Research scholarship from TU Wien for my master's thesis project, 2017

  • Summer school and conference grant from TU Wien for ACM RecSys, 2017

  • Merit-based scholarship from TU Wien, 2012-2016

  • Top 1% with 1.0 GPA at Austrian high school final exam (summa cum laude)