Sunny Rai Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Sunny Rai is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Mahindra University École Centrale School of Engineering. Dr. Sunny did her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University. Prior to joining MU, she worked as a Teaching & Research Fellow at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Delhi, India, Nov 2020.
      Thesis Topic: Computational Metaphor Processing in English Language.
    • Master of Technology (Distinction) in Information Security, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India, 2014.
    • Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology,  Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India, 2012.
  • Research

    Research Interests:

    Natural Language Processing, Social Computing, Cognitive Linguistics

  • Publications

    Journals (chronological order):

    1. Rai, Sunny & Shampa Chakraverty, A Survey on Computational Metaphor Processing. Vol 53, Issue 2, ACM Computing Surveys. March 2020.
    2. Rai, Sunny, Chakraverty, Shampa, Tayal, Devendra. K., Sharma, D., & Garg, A. (2019). Understanding Metaphors Using Emotions. New Generation Computing, 37(1), 5-27.
    3. Rai, Sunny, Shampa Chakraverty, Devendra K. Tayal, and Yash Kukreti. (2018). ”A Study on Impact of Context on Metaphor Detection.” The Computer Journal 61, no. 11 (2018): 1667-1682.
    4. Jain, Amita, Devendra K. Tayal, and Sunny Rai. (2015) “Shrinking digital gap through automatic generation of WordNet for Indian languages.” AI & SOCIETY 30, no. 2 (2015): 215-222, Springer.

    Conferences (chronological order):

    1. Uma Maheswari Gollapudi, Rahul Arulkumaran, Manikumar Perla, Sai Hitesh Jonnala- gadda, Amitava Das and Sunny Rai. “Understanding User Vulnerability Towards Radicalization On Twitter”. In 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science. The Netherlands. 2019.
    2. Rai Sunny and Apar Garg, “Understanding the role of visual features in Emoji Similarity”, In Third International Conference on Intelligent Information Technologies, India. pp. 89-97. Springer, Singapore, 2018. DOI:
    3. Rai Sunny, Shampa Chakraverty. (2017) “Metaphor Detection Using Fuzzy Rough Sets.” In: Polkowski L. et al. (eds) Rough Sets. International Joint Conference on Rough Sets (IJCRS) 2017. Olysztyn, Poland. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10313. Springer, Cham. DOI:
    4. Rai, Sunny, Shampa Chakraverty, and Devendra K. Tayal. (2016). “Supervised metaphor detection using conditional random fields.” In Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Metaphor in NLP, NAACL-HLT, San Diego, USA. pp. 18-27. Association of Computational Linguistics. DOI:

  • Experience

    Teaching cum Research Fellow, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi. Dec’2014 - Jul’2018.