Vivek Kumar Ph.D.

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Vivek Kumar Ph.D.

Senior Researcher at the Chair of Open Source Intelligence

Dr. Vivek Kumar has worked at the CODE research institute since July 2023 as a Research Associate at the Chair of Open Source Intelligence. Dr. Kumar won the Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship in 2019 for the EU's Horizon 2020 ITN network program PhilHumans. He worked as a Marie Curie Researcher with Philips Research, Netherlands, and the University of Cagliari, Italy, and received the doctorate in 2023. Prior to this,  he worked as a Research Engineer for the project "Search for Hidden Particles" (SHiP) of the European Commission of Nuclear Research (CERN) at NUST-MiSiS. He received his MS in Computer Science (red degree) from NUST-MiSiS, Russian Federation in 2017.

He has served as a PC/TPC member of several conferences/workshops (EMNLP, ACL, ACM-SAC, ICASSP, etc.) and a reviewer for journals of Elsevier, IEEE, Springer, ACM, MDPI, etc.). 

Dr. Kumar is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). His current research focuses on NLP, Knowledge Graphs,  AI Fairness and BIAS, Mental Health, and Domain Adaptation. Dr. Kumar has published his research at top-ranked venues and has 500+ citations on Google Scholar. 

    Invited Keynote /Tech. Talks  
  • Keynote SpeakerInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction & Cognitive Computing (HCICC) - 2025), January 21, 2024. [Link 

  • Keynote Speaker: International Conference on  AI of Things for Sustainability, Jan 21, 2024. [Link] [Link to Talk] 

  • Guest Speaker:  Data Makers Fest, 22-24 Oct 2023, Porto, Portugal. [Link to Talk] 

  • Expert Talk: Global School of Excellence, India, 13th June 2023.  

  • Expert Talk: PISG Workshop on  Using Knowledge Graph for Domain Adaptation in Natural Language Processing by Rutgers University, USA, 11th Nov 2022.  

  • Guest Talk: Webinar organized by Madhyanchal University, India, June 2021.  

  • Guest Talk: Webinar organized by Madhyanchal University, India, June 2020.  

  • Talk: SmartPhil Workshop, Italy, March 2020. 

   Selected Publication     

Publication Title




Ask the experts: sourcing high-quality datasets in Mental Health through Human-AI collaboration [Link]

Simone Balloccu, Ehud Reiter, Vivek Kumar, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, and Daniele Riboni


 Under review

How do you feel? Information Retrieval in Psychotherapy and Fair Ranking Assessment [Link] 

Vivek Kumar, Giacomo Medda, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Daniele Riboni, Rim Helaoui, and Gianni Fenu


Proceedings of BIAS (ECIR, 2023) – published in Springer Advances in Bias and Fairness in Information Retrieval

Creation, Analysis & Evaluation of AnnoMI, a Dataset of Expert-Annotated Counseling Dialogues [Link]

Wu Zixiu, Simone Balloccu, Vivek Kumar, Rim Helaoui, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, and Daniele Riboni


Future Internet (impact factor* 3.4 )

Data Augmentation for Reliability & Fairness in Counseling Quality Classification [Link]

Vivek Kumar, Simone Balloccu, Wu Zixiu, Rim Helaoui, Ehud Reiter, Rim Helaoui, D. Recupero, and D. Riboni


Scarce Data in Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare (SDAIH) at IJCAI-ECAI

Anno-MI: A Dataset of Expert-Annotated Counseling Dialogues [Link]

Wu Zixiu, Simone Balloccu, Vivek Kumar, Rim Helaoui, Ehud Reiter, D. Recupero, and Daniele Riboni


International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)

K-LM: Knowledge Augmenting in Language Models within Scholarly Domain [Link]

Vivek Kumar, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Rim Helaoui and Daniele Riboni


IEEE Access, vol. 10  (impact factor* 3.47 )

Ensembling Classical Machine Learning and Deep Learning Approaches for Morbidity Identification from Clinical Notes [Link]

Vivek Kumar, Diego Reforgiato Recupero, Daniele Riboni and Rim Helaoui


IEEE Access, vol. 9  (Impact factor* 3.47 )