Ramakanth Pasunuru

I am a second year PhD student in Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill. I work with Prof. Mohit Bansal. My research interests lies in the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision.

I graduated from Electrical Engineering with specialization in Instrumentation and Signal Processing, IIT Kharagpur in 2015, where I worked with Prof. Anirban Mukherjee and was part of the Signal Processing and Machine Learning Research Group.

I have also worked with Prof. Oliver Schulte at Simon Fraser University, where I was a Mitacs Globalink Ambassador Intern during the summer of 2014.


  • Our demo "Interactive-Length Multi-Task Video Captioning with Cooperative Feedback" was accepted to NIPS 2017 demo track -- New
  • Our paper "Reinforced Video Captioning with Entailment Rewards" accepted to EMNLP 2017 (pdf) -- New
  • Contributed Talk: Our paper "Towards Improving Abstractive Summarization via Entailment Generation" accepted to Workshop on Summarization Frontiers, EMNLP 2017 (pdf) -- New
  • Thanks for ACL Don and Betty Walker Scholarship
  • Outstanding Paper Award for "Multi-Task Video Captioning with Video and Entailment Generation"
  • Our paper "Multi-Task Video Captioning with Video and Entailment Generation" accepted to ACL 2017 (pdf)