Hrishikesh Terdalkar

Hrishikesh Terdalkar

Postdoctoral Researcher

LIRIS, University of Lyon 1


हृषीकेश राजेश तेरदाळकर

Hrishikesh is a postdoctoral researcher at the LIRIS Research Lab (Laboratoire d’InfoRmatique en Image et Systèmes d’information), University of Lyon 1 working with Prof. Angela Bonifati and Prof. Andrea Mauri. He completed his PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kanpur under the supervision of Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya.

His research lies in the intersection of Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing, and Software Engineering with a particular focus on low-resource languages such as Sanskrit and other Indian languages. He is committed to leveraging the interdisciplinary background to pioneer NLP innovations, with a strong emphasis on creating a real-world impact.

He is looking for motivated students interested in pursuing research in the aforementioned research areas. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out.

[ Curriculum Vitae ] [ Research Statement ] [ Teaching Statement ]

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Retrieval
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, 2014-2023

    Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2011-2013

    Chennai Mathematical Institute

  • BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2007-2010

    Chennai Mathematical Institute


C, C++, Haskell
Libraries & Tools
spaCy, Stanza, Gensim, NLTK
PyTorch, huggingface, Scikit-learn
Flask, SQLAlchemy
JS, jQuery
CSS, Bootstrap
SQL, MongoDB, Neo4j
Bash, Zsh
Git, Make, PyPI, Docker


LIRIS Research Lab, University of Lyon 1
Postdoctoral Researcher
May 2024 – Present Villeurbanne, France
Project: Human Factors in Data-Intensive Applications for Health (CPJ Data4Health)
CSE, IIT Kanpur
Senior Student Research Associate / Project Scientist
August 2022 – April 2024 Uttar Pradesh, India
Project: “An Interpretable Unified Framework Text-to-text Translation among Indian Languages using Sanskrit-based Interlingua Representation”, under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.
Web Chair
January 2023 – February 2024
Setup and managed the conference website as well as the proceedings of the conference.
CSE, IIT Kanpur
Senior Tutor
January 2017 – November 2020 Uttar Pradesh, India

Managed Prutor administration for “ESC101: Introduction to Programming” course for 5 semesters. Duties also involved heading the tutor team, setting question papers and grading.


  • Jan 2017 - Apr 2017: Prof. Rajat Mittal
  • Aug 2017 - Nov 2017: Prof. Nisheeth Srivastava
  • Jan 2018 - Apr 2018: Prof. Indranil Saha
  • Aug 2019 - Nov 2019: Prof. Piyush Rai
  • Jan 2020 - Apr 2020: Prof. Nisheeth Srivastava
CSE, IIT Kanpur
Teaching Assistant
August 2014 – November 2020 Uttar Pradesh, India


  • CS315: Principles of Database Systems (Jan-Apr 2021)
  • CS315: Principles of Database Systems (Jan-Apr 2019)
  • CS685: Data Mining (Aug-Nov 2018)
  • CS774: Optimization Techniques (Aug-Nov 2016)
  • ESC101: Introduction to Programming (Aug-Nov 2014)
Teaching Assistant
May 2017 – September 2017 India
CSE, IIT Kanpur
December 2014 – July 2016 Uttar Pradesh, India
Managed the website for CSE Department
CSE, IIT Kanpur
Research Associate
July 2013 – April 2014 Uttar Pradesh, India
Worked on the project “Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks”


Best Poster Award
TCS Research Scholar Program



Recent Publications

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(2023). Āyurjñānam: Exploring Āyurveda using Knowledge Graphs. NYCIKS ‘23
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