Saurabh Srivastava सौरभ श्रीवास्तव

Ph.D. Student
George Mason University
ssrivas6 (at) gmu.edu

About Me

Hi there! I am a third-year PhD candidate in the Natural Language Processing group at George Mason University; advised by Dr. Ziyu Yao.

My research revolves around the field of Information Extraction and Generative AI, where I delve into extracting event-specific information from a wide array of sources, including emails, sentences, and documents. My ultimate goal is to contribute to the development of a versatile machine learning system capable of retrieving event-specific details from unstructured text and presenting them in a structured format, facilitating seamless further processing.

Recently, I have also focused on Prompt Optimization for LLMs to elicit correct zero-shot responses from both Open-Source and API-based LLMs. Please check the list of publications for more details.

Prior to my journey at GMU, I earned a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Patna. Additionally, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Uttar Pradesh Technical University. I have also served as an NLP researcher at Tata Research from 2017-2021.

In my free time, I make music for violin and piano. I enjoy the outdoors, particularly cricket, badminton and mountains.

Research Interests



  1. ArXiv
    Saurabh Srivastava, Chengyue Huang, Weiguo Fan, Ziyu Yao
    ArXiv preprint, 2023.
  2. EMNLP
    Saurabh Srivastava, Gaurav Singh, Shou Matsumoto, Ali Raz, Paulo Costa, Joshua Poore, Ziyu Yao
    EMNLP, 2023.
  3. ACL
    Hao Yan, Saurabh Srivastava, Yintao Tai, Sida I Wang, Wen-tau Yih, Ziyu Yao
    ACL, 2023.
  4. Saurabh Srivastava, Ziyu Yao
  5. Saurabh Srivastava, Mayur Patidar, Sudip Chowdhury, Puneet Agarwal, Indrajit Bhattacharya, Gautam Shroff
    EACL, 2021.
  6. Saurabh Srivastava, Puneet Agarwal, Gautam Shroff, Lovekesh Vig, Vidya Vikas
    IJCNN, 2020.
  7. Himani Srivastava, Vaibhav Varshney, Surabhi Kumari, Saurabh Srivastava
    ACL FigLang workshop, 2020.
  8. Himani Srivastava, Prerna Khurana, Saurabh Srivastava, Vaibhav Varshney, Lovekesh Vig, Puneet Agarwal, Gautam Shroff,
    KDD Converse, 2020.
  9. Saurabh Srivastava, Prerna Khurana
    ACL Workshop, 2019.
  10. Tulika Saha, Saurabh Srivastava, Mauajama Firdaus, Sriparna Saha, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya
    IJCNN, 2019.
  11. Saurabh Srivastava, Puneet Agarwal, Gautam Shroff, Lovekesh Vig
    IJCNN, 2019.
  12. Saurabh Srivastava,Prerna Khurana, Vartika Tewari
    ACL TRAC workshop, 2018.
  13. Swapnil Hingmire, Apoorv Shrivastava, Girish Palshikar, Saurabh Srivastava
    ICON 2017.



Organizing Committee

Program Committee Member

Secondary Reviewer

  • NeurIPS 2023 - Thirty-seventh Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems
  • Honors and Awards

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