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PhD student at King's College London -
 researching Natural Language Processing

Mubashara Akhtar

About me

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I am a PhD student 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


Currently I am interning at Google Deepmind in Zurich where I am working with Julian Eisenschlos and Jonas PfeifferPrior to that I was doing a research visit with Andreas Vlachos at the Cambridge NLP Group

My research is on multimodal approaches for automated fact checking, focusing on the modalities text, tables, and images, but also related problems such as numerical reasoning. My research is funded by a King's College London NMES faculty award.

Previously, I was a teaching & research assistant at TU Wien, as well as a Java software engineer (Vienna, Austria) and data scientist (Darmstadt, Germany) in industry. During this time I was working on machine learning projects for the biggest telecom provider in Europe. 

I obtained my undergraduate and master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Vienna (TU Wien).

Find my CV here


Honours & Awards

  • King’s College London NMES PhD research competition award for the category "Research Impact" (across the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering sciences)

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

  • European Forum Alpbach scholarship for the years 2020/21 

  • 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 overall score at Austrian high school final exam (summa cum laude)


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