Professional Background

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Educational Background

* Ph. D. from Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, 1999.
* M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, USA, 1993.
* B.E. in Electronics and Communication, P. E. S. College of Engineering, University of Mysore, India, 1991.

 

Research Background

* Research Staff Member, IBM Research - India, 1998 onwards 
* Senior Scientific Officer, CARE, IIT Delhi, 1993


Professional Activities

Professional Societies

Member IBM Academy of Technology
ACM Senior Member
Member IAPR Industry Liaison Committee

Journal Editorships

Editorial Board
* International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR) 2011-2013
Guest Co-Editor
* Multilingual Information Access in South Asian Languages, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Apr. 2013 (jointly with P. Majumder, M. Mitra, P. Bhattacharyya, D. Contractor and P. Rosso)

* Special Issue on Noisy Text Analytics, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), Jun. 2011 (jointly with D. Lopresti, S. Roy, K. Schulz)

* Special Issue on Noisy Text Analytics, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), Sep. 2009 (jointly with D. Lopresti, S. Roy, K. Schulz)

* Special Issue on Noisy Text Analytics, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition (IJDAR), Springer, Dec. 2007 (jointly with C. Knoblock, D. Lopresti, S. Roy)


Conference Committees

General Co-Chair
* FIRE 2013: Forum for Information Retrieval

Program Co-Chair

* RaFusion 2013: 1st Workshop on Reliability-Aware Data Fusion in Participatory Networks

* AND 2012: 6th Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data

* STIR 2012: 1st Workshop on Spatio Temporal Data Integration and Retrieval

* IIWeb 2011: 8th Workshop on Information Integration on the Web

* AND 2010: 4th Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data

* AND 2009: 3rd Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data

* AND 2008: 2nd Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data

* AND 2007: Workshop on Analytics for Noisy Unstructured Text Data


Program Committees

* AAAI 2011 AIW Track 2012: Conference on Artificial Intelligence Track on AI and Web

* ACL  2010 2011 2015: Association for Computational Linguistics

* CIKM 2010 2011 2012 2013 2015: Conference on Information and Knowledge Management

* COLING 2010: Conference on Computational Linguistics

* DAS 2010 2012 2014: Document Analysis Systems

* DRR 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014: Document Recognition and Retrieval Conference

* ECIR 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015: European Conference on Information Retrieval

* EMNLP 2011 2013: Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing

* ICPR 2010 2012: International Conference on Pattern Recognition

* ICWSM 2012: AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

* KDD 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015: Conference on Knowledge and Data Discovery

* NAACL 2010 2012: Conference of North American Chapter of Association for Computational Linguistics

* WSDM 2010 2011: Web Search and Data Mining Conference

* WIC 2010 2011 2012 2013: Web Intelligence Conference

* WWW 2011 2012: World Wide Web Conference


Others

* ACMB Compute 2010: ACM Bangalore Compute

* FSTAS 2007: Workshop on Finite-State Techniques and Approximate Search
 
* IHCI 2009 2010: IEEE Conf on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction

* IIWeb 2009: Workshop on Information Integration on the Web

ODBASE 2011: Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics

* WISS 2010: IEEE Workshop on Information and Software as Services

* WWW PhD Symposium 2011: World Wide Web PhD Symposium

 

Columns

* Folk Technology monthly series in the it magazine, 2009.

* Blog, articles in online portals, magazines and newspapers.

 

Book Reviews

* Machine Learning in Document Analysis and Recognition by Simone Marinai and Hiromichi Fujisawa (Eds.), Springer, 2008, Review in IAPR Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 4, Oct. 2008.

* The Text Mining Handbook by Ronen Feldman and James Sanger, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Review in IAPR Newsletter, Vol. 30, No. 1, Jan. 2008.

* Applied Combinatorics on Words by M. Lothaire, Cambridge University Press, Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications Series, 2005, Review in IAPR Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 3, Jul. 2007. 

 

Book Editorial Advisory Board

* Ontology Learning and Knowledge Discovery Using the Web: Challenges and Recent Advances, IGI Global

 

Journal and Conference Reviewing

* Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, International Journal on Document Analysis and Recognition, IJCAI, AAAI, SDM, CIKM, ICDM, DRR, ICC, NCC, ICASSP, etc.


Thesis Evaluation

* PhD Thesis Committee of Varish Mulwad, CS, UMBC (2015).
* PhD Thesis Committee of Himanshu Tagra, CSE, IIT Delhi (2008).
* M. Tech Thesis evaluation committee in EE (2000-2001, 2003-2010) and CSE (2002-2003, 2006) at IIT Delhi.
* B. Tech Thesis evaluation committee in CS (2008, 2011) at IIT Roorkee.
* M. Tech Thesis evaluation committee in ECE (2008) at NIT Srinagar.


Invited Lectures

* Big Data and Veracity Challenges
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, Jan 8, 2014
* Faculty Development Program: Big Data
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, New Delhi, India, Dec 17, 2013
* Intelligent Machines
Science Outreach for Schools, IIT, Delhi, India, Dec 12, 2013
* Lecture Series: Big Data Analytics and Data Mining
IIT, Jodhpur, India, Sept 17-18, 2013
* PD NSF Panel: On Being a Successful Data Scientist in the Big Data Era
SDM Panel, Austin, TX, USA, May 3, 2013
* Inferring from the Crowd

Invited Talk, IIIT Delhi, India, Aug 30, 2012

* Managing Uncertain Data at Scale

Big Data Forum, New Delhi, India, Jul 19, 2012

* Data Cleansing as a Service
Invited Talk, Univ of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, Oct 27, 2010
* Data Quality Platform: Enhancing Enterprise Data Quality Using Web Data
Speaker, Information on Demand, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Oct 25, 2010
* Real World Text Analytics
Invited Talk, Univ of Texas, Austin, USA, Oct 21, 2010
* NLP for Noisy Text
Invited Talk, Univ of Texas, Dallas, USA, Oct 19, 2010
* Mobile Phones as Information Devices
Invited Talk, IBM-COER Research Day, Roorkee, Sep 18, 2010
* Noisy Text Analytics

Tutorial, NAACL HLT, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Jun 1, 2010

* Business Intelligence from Voice of Customer

Keynote, INCORD 2010, HBTI, Kanpur, Mar 20, 2010

* Supervised Learning

Tutorial, Naukri.com, Noida, Jan 22, 2010

* Noisy Data: How it Affects Downstream Processing Tasks

Invited Talk, Workshop on Text Mining, New Delhi, Dec 19, 2009

* Weblogs and Wisdom of the Crowds

Panelist, InfoVision, Mumbai, Dec 18, 2007

* Analyzing Noisy Text Data from Real Life

Invited Talk, IBM Technology Day, IIT Roorkee, Nov 3, 2007

* Noisy Text Analytics

Invited Talk, Workshop on Natural Lang. Apps. in Enterprise Class Systems, TCS Gurgaon, Oct 4, 2007

* Career Options in Research Labs 

Mathematica Lecture Series, Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Delhi, Apr 4, 2006

* The Turing Test, Machine Learning, Intelligence and the Like

IEEE Clairvoyance Lecture Series, Tryst 2006, IIT Delhi, Feb 4, 2006

* Biological Data Processing

Invited Talk, Workshop on Bioinformatics, Noida, India, Sep 8, 2005

* Information Extraction from Biomedical Literature: Methodology, Evaluation and an Application

Colloquium, Department of Computer Science, University of New Orleans, USA, Nov 5, 2003 

* On Codes over Asymmetric PSK and Distance Uniform Signal Sets

CSPL Seminar Series, EECL, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, Sep 17, 1998

* Channel Coding for Underwater Acoustic Communications

Invited Talk, Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Cochin, Dec, 1997


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