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Dr Abhishek Kaushik

Dr. Kaushik is a dedicated and accomplished academic, currently serving as an Assistant Lecturer at DkIT (Dundalk Institute of Technology) in Ireland. With a strong educational background and diverse research experience, he has made significant contributions to the fields of Explainable AI, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Conversational Search, and Information Retrieval.

He embarked on his academic journey by completing his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Kurukshetra University in India in 2012. Building upon his passion for technology, he pursued a Master's degree in Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence from Fachhochschule Kiel in 2016, further honing his skills and knowledge in the field.

Driven by a thirst for knowledge and innovation, Dr. Kaushik sought higher academic pursuits and earned his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Information Retrieval, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing from Dublin City University. His PHD research focused on Conversational Search, a vital area at the intersection of human-computer interaction and NLP.

Following the successful completion of his PhD, Dr. Kaushik's passion for research led him to a postdoctoral research fellowship at University College Dublin, where he collaborated with industrial partners to delve deeper into the domains of Explainable AI and NLP. His work in this area has garnered recognition, with awards such as the Science Foundation Research Award, the Research Postdoc Fellowship from the Irish Research Council, and funding support from Enterprises Ireland for his postdoctoral research.

Dr. Kaushik is a multifaceted individual, having also pursued a Level 9 Professional Certificate in Creativity & Innovation in Education from University College Dublin, demonstrating his commitment to enhancing education through innovative methods.

His research interests span a wide spectrum of cutting-edge technologies, including Human-Computer Interaction, Conversational Search, Explainable AI, Information Retrieval, and Smart Technology. Additionally, he is keenly interested in exploring the potential of IoT devices and bots in the context of Smart Farming, an area that has significant implications for sustainable agriculture and food production.

Beyond his academic achievements, Dr. Kaushik's talent extends to creative endeavors, as he has been recognized for his poetic abilities with the prestigious Scientific Poet Award during his time as a PhD student.

Dr. Kaushik takes immense joy in supporting aspiring PhD students and postdoctoral researchers who share his passion for cutting-edge research in the fields of AI, NLP, and related disciplines. As a mentor, he actively encourages and guides them to pursue their academic interests and nurtures their potential for innovative contributions to the field. Having experienced the transformative power of research and the academic journey himself, he is eager to create an inclusive and collaborative environment for his mentees.

He believes in fostering a culture of curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity, where ideas can flourish, and novel solutions can be explored. Through his experiences as a postdoctoral researcher and assistant lecturer, he understands the importance of offering guidance and support to those embarking on their research careers.

With a warm and approachable demeanor, Dr. Kaushik makes himself available to his mentees, ensuring they have the resources they need to thrive academically and professionally. Whether it's brainstorming sessions, feedback on research proposals, or career advice, he takes great satisfaction in witnessing the growth and success of those he supports.

His dedication to nurturing the next generation of researchers extends beyond the classroom or lab, as he actively participates in academic conferences and workshops, where he engages with young researchers and fosters a vibrant research community.

Dr. Kaushik's enthusiasm for supporting PhD and postdoc students with a genuine desire to make a positive impact in the field of AI and NLP, Dr. Kaushik continues to be a source of inspiration for his students, colleagues, and the research community as a whole. Details about his projects is available on his webpage.