Shikhar Vashishth is a research scientist at Google focusing on building multimodal language models for Indian languages. Prior to this, he was a postdoc at Microsoft Research and Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He completed his Ph.D. from Indian Insitute of Science under the guidance of Partha Pratim Talukdar, Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, and Manaal Faruqui. He has been a recipient of the prestigious ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award and Google PhD Fellowship. He completed his graduation from BITS Pilani, Pilani in 2016.