Portrait of Shikhar Sharma

Shikhar Sharma

Senior Researcher, Software Developer


I am a researcher at Microsoft Research Montréal, where I work with the Dialogue group. My research focuses on natural language generation for dialogue systems, evaluations of such systems and on end-to-end trainable dialogue systems. I am also highly interested in text-based interactive image generation using Generative Adversarial Networks.

I received my M.Sc. from the University of Toronto where I worked with Prof. Ruslan Salakhutdinov and the Machine Learning group. My thesis was titled Action Recognition and Video Description using Visual Attention. At UofT, I mainly worked on deep recurrent visual attention models for action recognition. I received my B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur. I did a research internship at Cornell University’s Personal Robotics lab where I worked with Prof. Ashutosh Saxena on learning context-driven trajectory preferences for robots.

Prospective interns: Send me an email on my Microsoft id with the subject line starting with “[internship-application]”