Portrait of Vikas Raunak

Vikas Raunak

Research Scientist


I am a Research Scientist in the Machine Translation Team at Microsoft. I received my MS in Language Technologies at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, advised by professor Florian Metze.

My research interests are mainly in Sequence Modeling and Representation Learning, with a strong focus on text and speech applications. More specifically, I am interested in:

  • Building computational models which could capture rich sequence-level phenomena (e.g. compositionality, long-tail semantics, multi-modal sequence interactions, etc.) at different scales.
  • Constructing compact percept representations which could allow manipulations at different levels of abstraction.

The overarching goal of my research is to build natural language applications which could be reliably used in rich real-world settings.