Present Affiliation: Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Poschimbongo, India -- 721302
Simons Associate, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Phone: +91-3222283472 (Office) +91-3222283473 (Residence)
Presently I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to this, I was working as a post doctoral researcher in the Complex Systems Lagrange Lab, ISI Foundation, Italy. I received my PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with a thesis on self-organization of human speech sound inventories. My main research interests center around applying complex system approaches (mainly complex networks and agent-based simulations) to different problems in (a) human language evolution and change, (b) web social media, (c) information retrieval and (d) natural language processing.
Note to aspiring applicants:
- For Post-Doc: The Institute now has a regularized procedure to appoint post-docs. Interested candidates may directly write to me with a copy of their recent resume and one letter of recommendation. The formal process for application is outlined here. You can apply here.
- For PhD: The Institute has a centralized policy for PhD entrance. You can apply here. The syllabus for the entrance test is here.
- For MS: For MS you have to first get through some project. For project advertisements from CNeRG see here. Once you are already a project staff you can apply for MS here. The syllabus for the entrance test is here. However, these days I am reluctant of taking MS students since I am more interested in longer commitments, e.g., sponsored/direct PhDs.
- For internships: We only offer summer internships; therefore, do not apply for internships in fall. In general, your internship requests directly to my mail-box will never be acknowledged! Therefore, rather apply online.
Inducted to the board of COMSNETS from 2018.
Shall serve as the General Chair of COMSNETS 2019.
New poster paper accepted in ACM GROUP 2018: Why Did They #Unfollow Me? Early Detection of Follower Loss on Twitter.
New poster paper accepted in ACM GROUP 2018: Understanding Book Popularity on Goodreads.
I become an ACM Distinguished Speaker for the next three years.
Invited to attend the workshop on AI and Social Good organised by Microsoft Research India.
Invited speaker at the workshop on User Generated Content Analysis organised by IISc Bangalore.
Received the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.
Our TKDD 2016 paper on Permanence and community structure in complex networks included in ACM's 21st Annual Best of Computing.
New paper accepted in EMNLP 2017: All that is English may be Hindi: Enhancing language identification through automatic ranking of the likeliness of word borrowing in social media.
Our KDD 2017 promotional video.
New paper (poster mode presentation) accepted in ACM SIGKDD 2017: Relay-linking models for prominence and obsolescence in evolving networks.
New short paper accepted in ACM/IEEE ASONAM 2017: Book Reading Behavior on Goodreads Can Predict the Amazon Best Sellers.
New paper accepted in WOSP 2017: AppTechMiner: Mining Applications and Techniques from Scientific Articles.
New paper accepted in TextGraphs 2017: Adapting predominant and novel sense discovery algorithms for identifying corpus-specific sense differences.
New paper accepted in ACM Computing Surveys: Metrics for Community Analysis: A Survey.
Sandipan and Mayank selected for ACM/IEEE JCDL 2017 Doctoral Colloquium.
Suman selected to attend the prestigious Fifth Heidelberg Laureate Forum.
New paper accepted in ACM/IEEE JCDL 2017: Understanding the Impact of Early Citers on Long-Term Scientific Impact.
New paper accepted in ACM/IEEE JCDL 2017: WikiM: Metapaths based Wikification of Scientific Abstracts.
New paper accepted in ACM/IEEE JCDL 2017: Influence of Reviewer Interaction Network on Long-term Citations: A Case Study of the Scientific Peer-Review System of the Journal of High Energy Physics.
New short paper accepted in ACM/IEEE JCDL 2017: Citation sentence reuse behavior of scientists: A case study on massive bibliographic text dataset of computer science.
New poster paper accepted in ICWSM 2017: Language Use Matters: Analysis of the Linguistic Structure of Question Texts can Characterize Answerability in Quora.
We (Mayank, Barnopriyo, Priyank, Manvi,Sidhartha, Samuel, Ayush, Krishna, Tulasi, Pawan, Animesh) receive the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award/Appreciation 2017 for the OCR++ technology.
We (Animesh, Pawan (IITKGP), Chris, Timo (Univ. of Hamburg) win the DST-DAAD PPP 2017 on Large-scale text analytics to identify temporal and media specific scopes of words.
Shall serve as the Progam Committee Co-Chair for COMSNETS 2018.
New paper accepted in Europhysics Letters: Threshold-based epidemic dynamics in systems with memory.
New poster paper accepted in CSCW 2017: Detection of sockpuppets in social media.
Invited to attend a workshop on Computation, Sciences and Society at the Infosys Mysore Campus.
Suman selected for CSCW 2017 Doctoral Colloquium with full travel funding.
Suman selected for HICSS-50 Doctoral Colloquium.
New paper accepted in HICSS-50: A Large-scale Analysis of the Marketplace Characteristics in Fiverr.
We (Animesh, Niloy, Pawan (IITKGP), Soumen (IITB)) win the IMPRINT Challenge Grant for the project Processing the language of social media for post-disaster situation analysis.
Mayank and his team receives the Third Prize in the IBM day demonstration contest for OCR++.
Tanmoy receives the IBM Best Dissertation Award from the Department.
Tanmoy receives the INAE Innovative Student Project Award -- PhD Level.
New paper (poster mode presentation) accepted in COLING 2016: OCR++: A Robust Framework For Information Extraction from Scholarly Articles. Live System
New paper accepted in Journal of Informetrics: Is this conference a top-tier? ConfAssist: An assistive conflict resolution framework for conference categorization.
Invited talk at Data Science in India session organised by IKDD at KDD 2016, San Francisco.
Invited speaker at MLDS 2016 organised by Microsoft.
Organizing COMSNETS 2017 Social Networking Workshop
New paper accepted in CIKM 2016: Understanding Stability of Noisy Networks through Centrality Measures and Local Connections.
New paper accepted in CIKM 2016: Anomalies in the peer-review system: A case study of the journal of High Energy Physics.
New paper accepted in ASONAM 2016: Sensitivity and Reliability in Incomplete Networks: Centrality Metrics to Community Scoring Functions.
New paper accepted in Journal of Network Science: Brokerage based attack on real world temporal networks.
NPTEL MOOC on Complex Networks: Theory and Applications. Register here. Deadline for registration: 25h July 2016.
Invited speaker at IWML 2016 organised by IIT Kanpur.
New paper accepted in ACM TKDD: Permanence and Community Structure in Complex Networks.
New paper accepted in IEEE TKDE: GenPerm: A Unified Method for Detecting Non-overlapping and Overlapping Communities.
New poster paper accepted in SIAMNS 2016: Identifying Stable Networks.
Suman receives the prestigious IBM PhD Fellowship.
Panelist @Academic Research Summit jointly organised by MSR India and ACM India.
Tanmoy receives XRCI Best PhD Dissertation Award.
Tanmoy joins post-doc at the University of Maryland, College Park.
New poster paper accepted in CSCW 2016: WASSUP? LOL : Characterizing Out-of-Vocabulary Words in Twitter.
New poster paper accepted in CSCW 2016: Identifying and Characterizing Sleeping Beauties on YouTube.
New poster paper accepted in CSCW 2016: The role of outsiders in consensus formation: A case study of Yelp.
New paper accepted in PAKDD 2016: FeRoSA: A Faceted Recommendation System for Scientific Articles.
Our CSCW 2016 paper "#Bieber + #Blast = #BieberBlast: Early prediction of popular hashtag compounds" has been selected to receive an honorable mention in the conference.
Organizing COMSNETS 2016 Social Networking Workshop. The accepted papers are here.
New paper accepted in HICSS 2016: Out of vocabulary words decrease, running texts prevail and hashtags coalesce: Twitter as an evolving sociolinguistic system. This paper featured as MIT Tech Review best of the rest of arXiv.
New paper accepted in ACM CSCW 2016: #Bieber + #Blast = #BieberBlast: Early prediction of popular hashtag compounds.This paper featured as MIT Tech Review best of the rest of arXiv. Synopsis. Other Comments.