Madhumita Sushil

Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute,
University of California,
San Francisco


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About me

I am postdoctoral researcher at University of California, San Francisco in the Butte Lab. I have obtained a PhD in clinical Natural Language Processing at the Computational Linguistics and Psycholinguistics (CLiPS) Research Center, University of Antwerp, Belgium, under Prof. Dr. Walter Daelemans and Dr. Simon Šuster. My research interest is to develop machine learning algorithms to understand the rhetoric and nuances in clinical text, and to use these insights for answering clinical research questions. I am particularly interested in developing interpretable deep learning models to develop clinical insights in the process. During my PhD, I have also worked as a research intern at the Google Brain Applied team in Zurich, where I investigated linguistic reasoning skills of BERT representations. I have been involved in several academic service positions throughout.

I also hold a Master of Science in Language Science and Technology (spec. Language Technology) from Saarland University, Germany, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, India. Previously, I have worked on clinical text understanding also as a Junior Research Developer at the Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium. Furthermore, I have worked towards recognizing textual entailment for the EU-funded Excitement project as a Research Assistant at the German Research Center for Artifical Intelligence (DFKI), Saarbrücken, Germany.