Pavankumar Satuluri

Pavankumar Satuluri
Assistant Professor and Head
School of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Pavankumar studied Vyākaraṇa (Pāṇinian Grammar) in the traditional style from renowned scholars. He was bestowed with the Ph.D degree from the University of Hyderabad in 2015. His research work “Sanskrit Compound Generation: with a Focus on the Order of Operations” is at the intersection of Sanskrit Grammar and Computational Linguistics. Pavankumar’s research interests lie in Pāṇinian Grammar, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. Apart from these areas, he is also interested in Philosophy of Language and Indian Logic. At CEG, Pavankumar is offering courses titled ‘Applied Sanskrit Grammar’, ‘Modern Linguistics for Sanskritists’, Vyākaraṇa and ‘Natural Language Processing’. Earlier, he has worked as guest faculty at the department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad.

After the completion of his Ph.D, he worked as a post-doctoral Research Associate at IIT, Kharagpur on an advanced MHRD sponsored project. He has collected the German corpus on compounds and tried to write a grammar for German compounds based on Pāṇinian rules. He has presented several papers in National and International conferences and has eight papers in academic journals. Currently, Pavankumar is applying the Pāṇinian framework to other Indian Languages with special emphasis on the Kāraka theory and compounds. Pavankumar is a member in the review committee for the section on Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities in the 17th World Sanskrit Conference.

Education

  • PhD (Sanskrit Grammar and Sanskrit Computational Linguistics) University of Hyderabad, India
  • Ācārya – M.A (Navya Vyākaraṇa) J R Rajasthan Sanskrit University, Jaipur, India
  • Śāstrī – B.A, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, India

Areas of Teaching

  • Pāṇinian Grammar, Computational Linguistics

Research Interests

  • Pāṇinian Grammar, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics,Natural Language Processing and Philosophy of Language

 

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