Abir De

Google India PhD Fellow
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
IIT Kharagpur
email: abir [dot] de [AT] cse [dot] iitkgp [dot] ernet [dot] in


About me

I am a Ph.D student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. My supervisor is Prof. Niloy Ganguly. I am a part of the Complex Network Research Group (CNeRG) at IIT Kharagpur. My PhD work is supported by Google India PhD Fellowship 2013. In my research, I closely collaborate with Sourangshu Bhattacharya, Soumen Chakrabarti, and Manuel Gomez Rodriguez.

During my PhD, I visited the Networked Learning group of Max-Planck Institute for Software Systems, Kaiserslautern, Germany during August 2016 to November 2016. There, I worked with Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, in the area of activity maximization in social networks. Earlier, I visited the Database and Information Systems group of Max Planck Institute of Informatics, Saarbrucken during the period of September 2014 to December 2014. There, I worked with Gerhard Weikum in the area of activity mining from movie scripts.

Prior to PhD, I did my BTech in Electrical Engineering and MTech in Control Systems Engineering both from IIT Kharagpur in 2011.


Research Interests

My main research i nterests broadly lie in the area of Machine Learning and its applications on networks. Currently my focus is modeling, learning and control of networked dynamical processes. To this aim, I used different Point process based techniques to model various complex dynamics like opinion-diffusion, information propagation in social networks.

I also worked on supervised learning over graphs, for example, link prediction and recommendation problems. Very recently, I started working on Deep generative processes on graphs, e.g. nonlinear modeling of networked-guided temporal processes like opinion dynamics, hashtag competition, etc.