News and Annoucements


2018-11-09 : Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti has been elected as a Fellow of Indian National Science Academy
Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti has been elected as a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy for his seminal contributions to web search and mining.

2018-10-30 : IIT Bombay Research Awards 2017
Office of The Dean (R&D) at IIT Bombay announced the IIT Bombay Research Awards for the year 2017 on October 24th, 2018. From the CSE department, four faculty members were conferred these awards.
* Prof. Supratik Chakraborty was awarded the Research Publication Award for 2017 for his work on "Scalable constrained sampling and counting with strong approximation guarantees".
* Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan and Prof. Parag Chaudhuri were awarded the Impactful Research Award 2017 for their research on "Development of an adaptive framework for end-to-end corrections in Indic OCR".
* Prof. Siddhartha Chaudhuri was awarded the Early Research Achiever Award 2017.

2018-09-27 : Prof. Ashwin Gumaste wins the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology 2018
Prof. Ashwin Gumaste has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize for the year 2018 in Engineering Sciences for his outstanding contributions to the development of end-to-end carrier-class networking and carrier ethernet switch routers which are deployed extensively in national infrastructure. SSB prize is a rare distinction conferred by the Government of India upon scientists who have demonstrated exceptional potential in Science and Technology.

2018-09-11 : Excellence in Teaching awards for the year 2018
Prof. Sundar Vishwanathan and Prof. Parag Chaudhuri from CSE have been conferred Departmental awards for Excellence in Teaching for the year 2018. As per procedures approved by the Senate, Departmental Awards for Excellence in Teaching are based on the best 8 teaching scores during the preceding five years.

2018-08-04 : New Books Published from CFILT
1. Aditya Joshi, Pushpak Bhattacharyya and Mark J. Carman, Investigations in Computational Sarcasm, Cognitive Systems Monograph Series, Springer Nature, ISBN:978-981-10-8395-2, 2018. https://www.springer.com/in/book/9789811083952

2. Abhijit Mishra and Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Cognitively Inspired Natural Language Processing- An Investigation Based on Eye Tracking, Cognitive Intelligence and Robotics Series, Springer Nature Singapore, ISBN:978-981-13-1515-2, 2018. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811315152

2018-08-03 : Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya has been conferred upon the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for 2018 by his alma mater, IIT Kharagpur. The video clip is available at https://www.facebook.com/iitp.ac.in/videos/1792002410847305/.

2018-06-12 : Awards for Teaching Assistant of the Semester : Spring 2018

The Winners are:
* Ritwick Chadhury (B.Tech) and Sabyasachi Ghosh (PhD)
TA for CS 207

* Sanket Gandhare (M.Tech) and Ravi Teja (PhD)
TA for CS101

2018-06-12 : Awards for Teaching Assistant of the Month for Spring 2018
Winners are:

Prasad Chaugule (Ph.D.) (for Jan- Feb 2018)
Instructor: Prof. Nutan Limaye (CS 310)

Kartik Singhal (B.Tech.), Shubham Goel (B.Tech.), Shriram S.B (B.Tech.) (for Jan- Feb 2018)
Instructor: Prof. Supratik Chakraborty (CS 254)

Devendra Verma (M.Tech.), Ravi Teja (Ph.D.) (for April 2018)
Instructor: Prof. Krishna S. (CS 101)

Pragy Agarwal (M.Tech.) (for April 2018)
Instructor: Prof. Shivaram Kalyankrishnan (CS 344/386)

Kunal Mittal (B.Tech.) , Meet Taraviya (B.Tech.) (for April 2018)
Instructor: Prof. S Akshay (CS 207M)

Note: Certificates should be ready in a few days. Kindly check with department office for further information.

2018-06-05 : Fellowship from Qualcomm
Jerin Geo James has won a fellowship from Qualcomm

A total of 8 fellowships were awarded this year, from a pool of 95 teams, all from the established IITs, IISc and IIIT-H. For the finals round held earlier this week in Banaglore, there were presentations from 20 teams. Jerin deserves another compliment as there were very few winning teams with only one member. The topic of his work is "Correction of refractive distortions in underwater images acquired from cameras in the air (or vice versa)".

Heartiest congratulations to Jerin and Professor Ajit Rajwade!

2018-06-03 : Three papers accepted at MICCAI 2018, the premier conference in medical image computing.
Professor Suyash P. Awate and his students (PhD, BTech) have got 3 papers accepted at MICCAI, this year.

1. Perfect MCMC sampling in Bayesian MRFs for uncertainty estimation in segmentation.
Saurabh Garg, Suyash P Awate.

2. MS-Net: Mixed-supervision fully-convolutional networks for full-resolution segmentation.
Meet Shah, SN Merchant, Suyash P Awate.

3. Joint PET+MRI patch-based dictionary for Bayesian random field PET reconstruction.
PS Viswanath, Zhaolin Chen, Suyash P Awate.

Congratulations to them.

2018-03-06 : Google Faculty Research Awards
Prof Preethi Jyoti has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award 2017 for research on accented speech recognition.

2018-01-15 : CFILT among top research groups in NLP/ML: 2012-17
The following analysis (see the 3rd graph and clusters at the end):


ranks research done in CFILT lab under the guidance of Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya as amongst the top in the world in the period 2012-17.

2018-01-06 : ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017
The thesis entitled "Data as Graph: Discovery, Search, Retrieval" by Manoj Agarwal under the guidance of Prof. Krithi Ramamritham has been selected for an Honourable Mention under the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017. Heartiest congratulations to Prof. Krithi and Manoj.

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