Uma Sawant

uma AT cse DOT iitb DOT ac DOT in
Infolab, Kresit lab 212,
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai 400 076

I am currently a PhD candidate in IIT Bombay, with Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti and Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan as my principal advisers.

Research Topic

Web search views the Web as a collection of documents and returns a list of documents ranked in the order of relevance
in response to a user query. Identification of entities, i.e., objects or concepts in queries and documents (e.g. people,
places, cars) allows us to do more; such as providing direct answers to many user queries. I am interested in this kind of
"Entity-aware search". I am currently studying entity annotation, query interpretation and ranking components for the same.

Previous Research Projects
Selected Course Projects and Seminars

Algorithms and complexity, Statistical foundations of machine learning, Web search and mining, Data mining, Graphical
models, Convex Optimization, Natural language processing, Implementation techniques in relational databases, Advanced

Technical Skills
Extra-Curricular Activities