Professional Activities

Academic events organized
  1. First Workshop on Legal Data Analytics and Mining (LeDAM 2018), to be co-located with ACM CIKM, Turin, Italy, October 2018 -- Member of organising committee (workshop site).

  2. Co-chairing the Young Researchers' Symposium with The ACM India Joint International Conference on Data Science & Management of Data (CODS-COMAD) 2019 (with Sahely Bhadra, IIT Palakkad) (symposium site).

  3. Co-chairing the Social Networking Workshop with International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS) 2019 (with Rishiraj Saha Roy, MPI-INF) (workshop site).

  4. International Conference on Networked Digital Earth (ICNDE) at IIT Kharagpur, March 2018 -- Member of organising committee. (conference site).

  5. Second Workshop on Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness (SMERP 2018), co-located with The Web Conference (erstwhile WWW), Lyon, France, April 2018 -- Member of organising committee. (workshop site).

  6. Co-edited a Special Issue of the journal Information Systems Frontiers (Springer) on "Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness: Recent Research and Trends", volume 20, issue 5, October 2018. Editors: Saptarshi Ghosh, Kripabandhu Ghosh, Debasis Ganguly, Tanmoy Chakraborty, Gareth Jones, Marie-Francine Moens, Muhammad Imran. (online edition)

  7. Co-chaired two tracks at the annual meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2017), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 2017:
    (1) Information Retrieval from Microblogs Posted during Disasters [link],
    (2) Information Retrieval from Legal Documents [link]

    Proceedings of both tracks published on CEUR Workshop Proceedings Volume 2036

  8. First Workshop on Exploitation of Social Media for Emergency Relief and Preparedness (SMERP 2017), co-located with the European Conference on Information Retrieval, Aberdeen, Scotland, April 2017 -- Member of organising committee. (workshop site) Proceedings published on CEUR Workshop Proceedings Volume 1832 [indexed by DBLP].

  9. Co-chaired the track "Information Extraction from Microblogs Posted during Disasters" at the annual meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2016), Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, December 2016. Proceedings of the track published as CEUR volume 1737.

  10. Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks -- IX, satellite workshop with the Conference on Complex Systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016 -- Member of organising committee. (workshop site)

  11. Workshop on Big Data Analytics and Management, at IIEST Shibpur, September 01-10, 2016 (workshop site) (sponsored by TEQIP)

  12. Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks -- VIII, satellite workshop with the International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci), Zaragoza, Spain, June 2015 -- Member of organising committee. (workshop site)

  13. Short Term Course on Social Media Analysis and Data Mining, at IIEST Shibpur, June 10-14, 2013 (link to event) (sponsored by TEQIP)

  14. Short Term Course on Data Warehousing and Data Mining, at BESU Shibpur (sponsored by TEQIP), March 24-27, 2009

Invited talks

  1. Invited talk on "Utilizing Online Social Media for Disaster Relief and Preparedness" at IEEE Signal Processing Society Student Branch Chapter, IIT Kharagpur, 21 March 2018.

  2. Invited talk on "Utilizing Social Media for Post-Disaster Relief" at the CODS-COMAD 2018 International Conference at Goa, India, January 2018.

  3. Tutorial at the annual meeting of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE 2017) conference, on "Keyword Queries for Product Search", at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, December 2017 (along with Dr. Muthusamy Chelliah, Flipkart)

  4. Talk at Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Social Good, organised by Microsoft Research India, at IISc Bangalore, October 2017

  5. Talk at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, on "Utilizing Social Media for Disaster Relief", August 2017

  6. Invited to attend Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2017 at Redmond, USA, July 17-18, 2017

  7. Talk at MSR Summer Workshop on Artificial Social Intelligence 2017, organised by Microsoft Research India, on "Social Network Analysis", June 2017 [Youtube link]

  8. Talk at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Research Labs, Kolkata, on "Improving Information Retrieval over Online Social Media", March 2017

  9. Talk at the Workshop on Big Data and R, at Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, on "Algorithms for utilizing the Web and Social Media for Disaster Management", February 2017

  10. Talk at the Workshop on Advanced Applications of Algorithms, Department of Information Technology, IIEST Shibpur, on "Information Retrieval Algorithms for the Web and Social Media", December 2016

  11. Talk at Centre for Urban Science and Engineering (C-USE), IIT Bombay, on "Utilizing Online Social Media for Disaster Management", November 2016

  12. Talk at Kalyani Government Engineering College, on Use of Online Social Media during Disasters, November 2016

  13. Tutorial at IEEE Workshop on Distributed Systems for Coordinated Disaster Management (CORDIM), on "Utilising Online Social Media for Disaster Management", at Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, January 2016 [Youtube videos of the tutorial: part 1 and part 2]

  14. Talk at National Seminar on Role of Technical Education and Professional Societies to Make in India, organized by the Council of Engineering and Technology (India), on "Dealing with Disasters: Role of Engineering and Technology", December 2015 (at Science City, Kolkata)

  15. Talk at Department of CSE, IIT Kharagpur, on "Characterizing information production and consumption in online social media", September 2015

  16. Talk at "Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks -- VII", satellite workshop with the European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS) 2014, September 2014.

  17. Talk at short term course on "Introduction to Opportunistic Mobile Networks and its Applications", at Department of Computer Science and Technology, NIT Durgapur, January 2014

  18. Invited poster titled "Recent issues in Indian Railways: Congestion, Delay and Accidents" at IBM Collaborative Academia Research Exchange (I-CARE), October 2013 (link to event)

  19. Talk at short-term course on Recent Advances in Network Algorithms, at Department of CSE, IIT Guwahati, September 2013 (link to event)

  20. Talk at Workshop on Social Computing, at Department of CSE, IIT Kharagpur, October 2012 (link to event)

Reviewing

Journals
  • ACM Transactions on the Web
  • ACM Transactions on Asian Language and Low-Resource Information Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • Computer Communications, Elsevier
  • Information Systems, Elsevier
  • Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Information Security, Springer
  • Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Springer

Conferences / Workshops
  • ACM WSDM 2016
  • ACM Web Science 2016
  • World Wide Web Poster track (2016, 2015)
  • ACM CSCW 2016
  • IEEE ASONAM 2015
  • International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP) 2017
  • IKDD Conference on Data Sciences (CoDS) 2017, 2018, 2019
  • IEEE COMSNETS 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE) 2016
  • International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON) 2016
  • NetSciCom Workshop with IEEE INFOCOM 2016
  • Social Networking Workshop with COMSNETS 2015, 2016, 2017