6-7th Jan 2023. Karthik Sama and Jayati Deshmukh attended Workshop on Trustworthy AI at Microsoft Research, Bengaluru. Also presented poster titled “Computational Transcendence: Responsible Autonomy” during the poster session at the event.
22 December 2022 Srinath Srinivasa signed MoU with Government of Karnataka for Karnataka Data Lake project at MS Building
17 December 2022. Srinath Srinivasa participated as an external member of the meeting of the Faculty Selection and Promotion Committee of LNMIIT Jaipur.
15 December 2022. Srinath Srinivasa delivered the keynote address entitled “AI and the Sense of Self” for the conference on “Re-constructing the Self in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” organized by the School of Liberal Education, Galgotias University, Noida, New Delhi.
16th – 18th November 2022 Policy Support System and Responsible Autonomy projects were presented at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022.
18 October 2022 Srinath Srinivasa, Balambiga Ayappane, and Rohith Vaidyanathan visited IUDX Office at the Indian Institute of Science and presented about “Consent Management for Data Trusts”.
17 October 2022 Pooja Bassin presented a paper titled “Network Learning on Open Data to aid Policy Making” at the 41st International Conference on Conceptual Modeling under the Doctoral Symposium track 17-20th October, Virtual Event.
19 September 2022 Pooja Bassin presented a paper titled “A Data-driven Approach for Supporting Policy Intervention in Sustainable Development” at the 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development 2022 (Online) under the theme “Connecting Science and Policy” in “Collaboration Models for the SDGs” track
13 September 2022. Srinath Srinivasa participated in a panel discussion on “Empathy and Technology: Formulating a People-Centric Approach to Governance”, as part of the Institutional and Language Training Programme for the IAS 2021 Batch – Karnataka Cadre, at the Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysore, Karnataka.
22 August 2022 Srinath Srinivasa and Jayati Deshmukh gave Samvaad talk titled “Computational Transcendence: Responsible Agency”. Youtube link
28 July 2022 Pooja Bassin successfully completed the Comprehensive exam qualifying as a Ph.D. candidate
14 July 2022. Srinath Srinivasa delivered a lecture on “Consent Management in Data Intermediaries” as part of the 4th IIITB Summer School on Theoretical Foundations of Computing, with the theme “Data Privacy”
30 June 2022. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a member of the jury of the Alexander Graham Bell Innovation awards in the category of Innovation in Data Science.
11 June 2022. Srinath Srinivasa presented a talk entitled “Diffusion and Perturbation Modeling for Policy Interventions” as part of the MLN-DIVE lecture series hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington, and featuring talks from more than 8 universities across the world.
11 May 2022. Vijay Jaishankar, Vignesh Bondugula, and Siva Jagadesh M presented demo titled “Simulation of traffic scenarios using SUMO” based on Traffic Modeling and Simulation project at SUMO User Conference 2022. [YouTube link][This presentation was voted best presentation, by the conference attendees.]
24 April 2022. Srinath Srinivasa delivered a talk entitled, “The NLP Problem for ML” as part of the MINRO Workshop on Neural Networks.
11 April 2022. Chaitali Diwan delivered her Ph.D. Open Seminar entitled, “AI Based Narrative Arc Generation for Semantically Coherent and Engaging Learning Experience.”
29 March 2022. Srinath Srinivasa gave a talk entitled “Consent Management for Data Intermediaries” at the MMM (Model-to-Modelling) club– an international network of researchers working on conceptual modeling.
25 March 2022. Jayati Deshmukh attended the public launch event of Green Urban Mobility Innovation “Living Lab” (GUMILL) at Bosch Learning Campus. [link]
7 December 2021. Srinath Srinivasa gave a talk titled “Big Data Management for Policy Support in Sustainable Development” at the 9th International Conference on Big Data Analytics in Science and Engineering (BASE 2021), Springer LNCS, Aizu, Japan, December 2021.
25 October 2021. Chaitali Diwan and Prakhar Mishra gave Samvaad talk titled “AI-based Narrative Arc for Engaging Learning Experience”. Hosted by Srinath Srinivasa. YouTube Link
21 October 2021. Srinath Srinivasa participated in a review meeting as a member of the Mobility Technical Group of the Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Govt of Karnataka.
15 September 2021. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the International Research Committee meeting of the UK Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub.
14 September 2021. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the Expert Committee meeting of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) on Data.
6 September 2021. Srinath Srinivasa, convened a meeting with the Electronics City Industry Association (ELCITA), for setting up of a Center of Excellence (CoE) on Smart Cities, at IIITB.
28 August 2021. Srinath Srinivasa presented an invited talk entitled “Modeling Sustainability in Social Networks” at the International Workshop on Complex System Dynamics, at IIT Madras.
18 August 2021. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a panelist in the Indo-UK dialogue on AI governance and responsible innovation, organized by the UK based Center for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI)
22 July 2021. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the Expert Committee Panel for the ELCITA Smart City initiative, Electronics City, Bangalore.
29 June 2021. Jayati Deshmukh successfully presented her PhD thesis proposal in the State of the Art talk titled “Computational Transcendence for building Responsible AI Systems”.
21 June 2021. Workshop on Web Science for Digital Capabilities (WSDC 2021) co-located with the 13th ACM Web Science Conference held online with 7 accepted papers and a keynote by Prof. Leslie Carr.
15 Apr 2021. Raksha P S successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “A Computational Model for Online Social Discourse”. This is the 7th PhD scholar to graduate from WSL.
25 Mar 2021. Srinath Srinivasa, participated as an external committee member of the Faculty Selection Committee meeting of the LN Mittal Institute of Information Technology (LNMIT), Jaipur.
19-20 Feb 2021. The Third Workshop on Web Science for Development (WS4D) was conducted by WSL. The two day workshop featured Brave conversations on the first day, and a set of invited talks on the second day.
19 Jan 2021. Srinath Srinivasa, participated as a panelist at INDCON 2021, a conference on Industry-Academia Partnership, organized by the MIT World Peace University, Pune, India. (Link to live session)
2-4 Jan 2021. Shyam Kumar VN and Jayati Deshmukh presented at CODS-COMAD 2021.
24 December 2020. Srinath Srinivasa participated as an Expert Committee member of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), for their workshop on “Data for NSDI Applications”, New Delhi.
16-18 December 2020. WSL Research Workshop.
12 December 2020. Srinath Srinivasa presented a talk entitled “Democracy and the Global Opinion Marketplace” as part of the CITAPP Winter School, IIIT Bangalore.
10 November 2020. Jayati Deshmukh successfully completed the Comprehensive exam qualifying as a PhD candidate.
07 November 2020. Raksha P S and Gaurav Koley were invited speakers at DSC SAMVAD tech talk titled ‘Behind the Scenes of Research’ organised by JSS Science & Technology University, Mysuru. Details of the talk are available here.
6 November 2020. Jayati Deshmukh invited as a panelist at curtain-raiser event lecture of LTC 2021 by Prof. Samir Brahmachari titled “eScience and the Fourth Paradigm in Research.” Link
10-11 October 2020. Jayati Deshmukh attended “Towards the Logic of Scientific Discovery – Will AI ever win a Nobel Prize?” organized by E4R at ThoughtWorks. YouTube Playlist
28th September 2020. Srinath Srinivasa gave an inaugural talk entitled “Education post 2020” as part of a program called LEAD MindMatrix, organized by IBM and CL Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
14th September 2020. Dr. Aparna Lalingkar was interviewed by All India Radio Mumbai in their program “Vidnyananjanhitay” which is organized in collaboration with Marathi Vidyan Parishad. This program is to highlight the understanding of the use of science and technology in day to day life for common people who do not have scientific background. She was interviewed as a mathematician and educational technologist. The link of the interview is here.
28 August 2020. Raksha P S participated as a panelist in an online webinar on NLP and Fake News as a part of AI for Decision-Making webinar series, conducted by the MINRO research centre. Link for the video
17 August 2020. Jayati Deshmukh presented her initial research at RISE-Samvaad Ph.D. Colloquium 2020 with a talk titled “Computational Transcendence in Ethical Autonomous Agents”. YouTubeLink
30 July 2020. Raksha P S successfully presented open seminar of her PhD thesis titled “A Computational Model For Online Social Discourse”.
9th July 2020. Dr. Aparna Lalingkar presented a paper titled “Building a Model for finding Quality of Affirmation in a Discussion Forum” at The 20th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2020, organized online by University of Tartu, Estonia during 6th July to 10th July 2020.
7 July 2020. Raksha P S presented paper titled “Computational Model for Online Social Discourse” at PhD Symposium of The 12th ACM Conference on Web Science – WebSci’20.
18 June 2020. Srinath Srinivasa gave Samvaad talk titled “Simulation of epidemiological models for COVID-19 for Karnataka”. YouTubeLink
17 June 2020. Raksha P S presented a webinar talk titled “Introduction to Web Science” organised by Global Institute of Management Sciences.
12 June 2020. Srinath Srinivasa and Jayati Deshmukh. Presented the IIITB Covid Dashboard to the global network of Facebook Covid response team.
8 June 2020. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as a panelist in an online webinar on AI for Decision-Making, conducted by the MINRO research centre.
11 Mar 2020. Sharath Srivatsa successfully defended his MS by Research thesis entitled “Narrative Plot Comparison Based on a Bag-of-actors Document Model”.
5th March 2020. Aparna Lalingkar visited Mphasis Office for showing demo of Precision Learning Portal to a delegation from Cardiff University, Canada.
24 Feb 2020. WSL hosted Prof. Peter Edwards from the University of Aberdeen on a research visit.
12 – 14 Feb 2020. WSL conducted the Second Workshop on Web Science for Development (WS4D 2020), spanning over 3 days.
20 – 21 Jan 2020. Srinath Srinivasa presented keynote talk titled “Nagar: A Living Lab Architecture or Urban Mobility Observatory” at 1st International Conference of Urban Data Science. Raksha PS and Jayati Deshmukh also attended the conference. IIT-Madras, India
17 Dec 2019. Srinath Srinivasa and WSL team conducted Computational Narratology Workshop at AnhillHacks, Devarayana Durga, Karnataka, India
16 Dec 2019. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered a lecture on Navigated Learning at the Geetha Shishu Shikshana Sangha (GSSS), Mysuru, India.
12 Dec 2019. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the think tank Public Affairs Centre in relation to the setting up of a Centre for Data Driven Governance at IIITB.
11 Dec 2019. WSL Winter Workshop 2019
25 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the expert committee meeting of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), New Delhi.
22 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa presented a talk on Navigated Learning, at the University of Goa, Bambolim, Goa, India.
18 – 20 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa, Raksha P S, Pooja Bassin and Jayati Deshmukh presented Cogno Web Observatory at Bangalore Tech Summit, 2019
15th Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa, Aparna Lalingkar, Prakhar Mishra and Shyam Kumar V N presented a talk “Precision Learning for the Enterprise” to Mphasis through a Webinar. Total 108 participants globally participated in the Webinar.
7 Nov 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the UK-India Tech Partnership Workshop at Bangalore, India.
19 Sep 2019. Chaitali Diwan. Presented her paper entitled “Automatic Generation of Coherent Learning Pathways from Open Educational Resources” at the 14th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning at TU Delft, Netherlands.
9 Sep 2019. Srinath Srinivasa, Chaitali Diwan. Presented a talk entitled “Navigated Learning: Pedagogy for a Connected World” as part of the Mphasis-Samvaad talk series, at IIITB, Bangalore, India.
30 Aug 2019. Srinath Srinivasa. Presented an invited talk entitled “Text, Semantics and Stories” as part of the Samsung-IIITB AI Conclave, Bangalore, India.
27 Aug 2019. Ramesh Sundararaman, Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti, Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the Huawei University Day to present an overview of IIITB Research in Software Engineering and Data Science, at the Huawei R&D Campus in Bangalore, India.
26th July 2019. Aparna Lalingkar, Shyam Krishna, Kumar Shubham went to the Mphasis main office to show the demo of projects covered in Mphasis CoE for Cognitive Computing during their board meeting.
22 Jul 2019. Srinath Srinivasa and Asha Subramanian (representing PAC India) participated in the launch workshop of the National Data Quality Forum (NDQF), organized by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).
3 Jul 2019. Prasad Ram presented the paper “Validating Myth of Average” at 12th International Conference on Educational Data Mining at Montreal, Canada
26th June 2019. Mphasis CoE for Cognitive Computing quarterly meeting was held and Precision Learning for Enterprise project demo is presented in the meeting.
10 Jun 2019. Gaurav Koley successfully defended his iMTech thesis entitled “Computing Social Capital as Engagement and Belief Revision”
3 Jun 2019. Praseeda presented her State of the Art Seminar titled “Competency Modeling for Navigated Learning”.
10 May 2019. WSL Research workshop to discuss about current research activities of the lab and the roadmap ahead. Workshop details at http://wsl.iiitb.ac.in/index.php/2019/05/07/research-workshop-10-may-2019/
11 Apr 2019. Dr Prasad Ram, Founder of Gooru Inc visited WSL lab and discussed about project updates and future plans.
18 Mar 2019. Chaitali Diwan presented her State of the Art Seminar titled “Automatic Generation of Learning Pathways for Navigated Learning”.
11 Mar 2019. Aparna conducted a workshop for Gooru as a resource person on “Navigated Learning” for a short term course at UGC-HRDC, University of Mumbai.
27 Feb 2019. Day long Workshop on Web Science for Development (WS4D) organised at IIIT Bangalore, with Dame Wendy Hall as the keynote speaker and numerous other speakers and participants from academia, industry and startups.
25-26 Feb 2019. Aayushman Khurana, Gaurav Koley, Raksha P S, Srinath Srinivasa participated in the RBCDSAI Web Science Symposium at IIT Madras, Chennai, India. Poster presentations and an invited talk entitled “Characterising Online Social Cognition” were delivered as part of this participation.
14th Feb 2019. Praseeda presented a paper titled “Competency Modeling for Digital Empowerment” at RISE (Research & Innovation Conference) 2019 at IIIT Bangalore.
14th Feb 2019. Chaitali Diwan presented a paper titled “Narrative Arc Computation for Digital Empowerment” at RISE (Research & Innovation Conference) 2019 at IIIT Bangalore.
13th Feb 2019. Aparna Lalingkar gave inaugural talk (as an alumnus) titled “Being a PhD Research Scholar: My Experiences” at RISE (Research & Innovation Conference) 2019 at IIIT Bangalore.
11-15 Feb 2019. Raksha P S presented a paper titled “Designing the Cogno-Web Observatory: To Characterize the Dynamics of Online Social Cognition” at the Twelfth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM ’19), Melbourne, Australia.
5 Feb 2019. Prof Oliver Gunther, President of the University of Potsdam, Germany visited IIIT Bangalore and had interactions on various research projects of WSL lab and some startups incubated at IIIT Bangalore.
31 Jan 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a panelist in the Awareness Workshop on Cyber Security and Privacy in Education, organised by Cyber Security Center of Excellence of the Government of Karnataka, Privacy Virtuoso, IISc and KSCST Bengaluru, at CSA Department, IISc, Bengaluru.
30 Jan 2019. Srinath Srinivasa participated in the Task Group Meeting on Big Data in Governance, of the Karnataka Jnana Aayoga, Vikasa Soudha, Bangalore.
25 Jan 2019. Dr Prasad Ram, Founder of Gooru Inc visited WSL lab and discussed about project updates and future plans.
19 Jan 2019. Srinath Srinivasa and Jayati Deshmukh participated in the ThoughtWorks E4R (Engineering for Research) Symposium on Complex Systems. Pune, India.
8 Jan 2019. Prof. Sharma Chakravarthy from UT Arlington presented a talk on “Graph Analysis: Decomposition-Based Analysis Using Multilayer Networks” at IIIT Bangalore.
19 Dec 2018. Srinath Srinivasa presented an invited talk titled “Design of the Cogno Web Observatory for Characterizing Online Social Cognition” at The Sixth International Conference On Big Data Analytics (BDA) at NIT Warangal.
17-18 Dec 2018. Aparna Lalingkar presented series of talks in “Recent Trends in Teaching-Learning Technology” at North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon on Navigated Learning and Semantic Web technology and Education.
12 Dec 2018. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a panelist discussing the role of technology clusters in promoting innovation, at the IndoUK FutureTech conference, New Delhi, India.
11 Dec 2018. Srinath Srinivasa participated as a member of the technical panel of experts for the National Data & Analytics Portal at NITI Aayog, New Delhi, India.
7 Dec 2018. Praseeda successfully cleared her comprehensive exam.
23 Nov 2018. REACH Workshop was held at IIIT Bangalore. Click on REACH workshop 2018 for details.
21 Nov 2018. WSL workshop focused to reflect on the research progress in the last semester.
21 Nov 2018. Prof. Rajendra Bera presented an invited talk titled “Connecting the dots” as a part of the course The Web and The Mind.
12 Nov 2018. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as a member of the Executive Committee on Data, at the EC meeting of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), New Delhi, India.
8-9 Nov 2018. Srinath Srinivasa and Manish Gupta participated in the Falling Walls venture pitch, at the Falling Walls conference 2018, Berlin, Germany.
30 Oct 2018 – 1 Nov 2018. Aparna Lalingkar and Raksha P S presented posters titled “Learning Navigator – A Platform for Navigated Social Learning” and “Designing the Cogno – Web Observatory: To Characterise the Dynamics of Online Social Cognition” respectively at the 14th FICCI HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT 2018, at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi.
22-26 Oct 2018. Chaitali Diwan presented her work “Computing Exposition Coherence of Learning Resources” at the 17th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2018), Valletta, Malta.
15 Oct 2018. Prof Srinath Srinivasa, Raksha P S, Chaitali Diwan presented a talk on “Understanding a post-web world” at Samvaad, IIIT Bangalore.
29 Sept 2018. Article published in New Indian Express regarding the Web Observatory project at WSL. http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/2018/sep/29/web-observatory-at-iiit-b-aims-to-check-fake-news-and-trends-1878448.html
27 Sept 2018. Prof Sridhar Mandyam participated in the panel discussion on ” Leverage Cognitive Computing to address Challenges in Digital Empowerment” as a part of Symposium on “Cognitive Computing and Social Innovation” conducted by IIIT Bangalore and Mphasis. Praseeda moderated this panel discussion.
6 Sept 2018. Chaitali Diwan successfully cleared her comprehensive exam.
9-12 July. Aparna Lalingkar presented poster of her work “Deriving semantics of learning mediation” at the 18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) at IIT Bombay.
9-11 July. Sharath Srivatsa presented his work “Narrative Plot Comparison Based on a Bag-of-actors Document Model” in 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM HT’18) at Baltimore, USA.
10-11 July. Raksha P S attended “InDITA conference on Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency” held at IIITB. She also hosted a session named “Effects of Digital Identities (multiple) on Human Cognition or Behavior”. Key points of the session can be found in this link: http://wsl.iiitb.ac.in/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/summary.pdf.
21-25 May 2018. Prof Srinath Srinivasa visited Web Science Institute, University of Southampton and City University of London, United Kingdom. Also presented a talk titled “Many Worlds on a Frame, Characterizing online social cognition” at the University of Southampton.
18 May 2018. Asha Subramanian successfully defended her Thesis titled “Semantic Integration And Knowledge Representation Of Open Data, Powered By Linked Open Data“.
15 May 2018. WSL. “Web Science Lab Workshop” at IIIT Bangalore discussing the research activities happening in the lab.
14 May 2018. Dr Prasad Ram, CEO of Gooru Learning visited Gooru Labs at IIITB for research collaborations and discussions.
26 April 2018. Project Reviews of all the projects in WSL.
13 April 2018. Jaya Appukuttan presented her seminar on the state-of-the-art and the thesis proposal entitled, “Semantic Summarization of User Generated Short Reports”.
3rd April 2018. Aravindh Raman from King’s College London presented his work “Content Delivery at the Edge: Possibilities and Solutions” at IIIT-Bangalore.
2nd April 2018. Prof. Oliver Guenther, President of the University of Potsdam, Germany visited IIIT-Bangalore and Gooru Labs. He delivered a talk “Defining a University Strategy – A European Perspective”.
5-9 March 2018. Prof. Srinath Srinivasa visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California for research and collaboration.
12th Jan 2018. Dr Prasad Ram, CEO of Gooru Learning visited Gooru Labs at IIITB and other teams in India. Several discussion meetings held at Gooru labs, whose minutes can be found in Gooru Knowledge Base.
11–13 Jan 2018. Raksha P S, Chaitali Diwan, Praseeda Kalkur. Participated in the 18th International Conference on Management of Data and Data Science (COMAD-CODS) at Goa, India.
3 Jan 2018. Dmytro Karamshuk, Senior Data Scientist at Skyscanner, presented his work on “Bridging big data and qualitative methods in the social sciences” at Gooru Labs, IIIT-Bangalore.
11 December 2017. Srinath Srinivasa. Presented a talk entitled “A Case for Open-ended Data” at E-governments Foundation, Bengaluru.
28 November 2017. WSL. “Web Science Lab Workshop” at IIIT Bangalore. WSL Workshop 2017
23-25 October 2017. Raksha P S. Participated in the International Conference on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2017), at Rhodes, Greece, and presented a research paper entitled: “Identifying Opinion Drivers on Social Media”
23-25 October 2017. Asha Subramanian and Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), at Vienna, Austria, and presented a demo paper entitled: “Towards Semantically Aggregating Indian Open Government Data from data. gov. in”
16 October 2017. Raksha P S presented her seminar on the state-of-the-art and the thesis proposal entitled, “Characterizing the marketplace of opinions.”
13 October 2017. Jaya Appukuttan successfully cleared her comprehensive exam.
20-21 September 2017. Chaitali Diwan presented paper “Autonomous Spectrum Assignment of White Space Devices” at 12th EAI International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM 2017), held in Lisbon, Portugal.
5 September 2017. Gooru labs was formally inaugurated at IIIT Bangalore, by Prof. Rajagopalan, Dr. Sridhar Mitta and Dr. Prasad Ram.
4 August 2017. Asha Subramanian completed her open seminar entitled, “Semantic Integration and Knowledge Representation of Open Data Powered by Linked Open Data” as a pre-requisite requirement to the submission of her PhD thesis.
21-30 June 2017. Srinath Srinivasa visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California as part of the ongoing collaboration for setting up Gooru Labs at IIIT Bangalore.
5–8 June 2017. Asha Subramanian presented her work at the Data Science Congress 2017 held in CIDCO Convention Centre, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Abstract of the paper can be found at Abstract
27 April 2017. Raksha P S finished her PhD Comprehensive exam.
24 April 2017. Final Project reviews for Semester Jan-May 2017 at Web Science Lab IIIT Bangalore.
19 April 2017 – 20 April 2017. Workshop on Big Data Engineering at IIIT Bangalore. This workshop is a part of a project Co-creation of a Center of Excellence in Big Data Engineering , a collaboration between IIIT-B and City University London, to set up a centre of excellence in Big Data Engineering.
8 April 2017. Asha Subramanian and Raksha P S presented poster and demo of their work at RISE “Open House,” IIIT Bangalore.
7 April 2017. Asha Subramanian and Raksha P S presented their work at PhD Colloquium, IIIT Bangalore.
29 March 2017. Srinath Srinivasa, Dean R & D, IIIT Bangalore. Attended European Research Council (ERC) meeting in Delhi representing IIIT Bangalore.
15 March 2017. Visit of Prasad Ram(Pram), Founder and CEO of Gooru.org at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.
13 March 2017. Project Review 2 of the projects at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.
8 February 2017. Srinath Srinivasa. Took office as the Dean (R&D) of IIIT Bangalore.
6 February 2017. Project Review 1 of the projects at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.
9th January 2017 – 13th January 2017. Srinath Srinivasa, Visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California, as a part of continuing the collaboration initiative.
21 December 2016. Sumant Kulkarni successfully defended PhD. thesis entitled, “Mining Labeled Semantics across Terms and Documents in User Generated Text Corpora.”
19 December 2016. WSL. “Web Science Lab Workshop” at IIIT Bangalore. WSL workshop
11th December 2016 – 17th December 2016. Srinath Srinivasa, Visited Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California, as a part of continuing the collaboration initiative.
29 November 2016. Web Science Lab. WebScience@10 -celebrating 10 years of Web Science. Events were run in Berlin, London and Chicago and WebScience@10 ‘TV channel’ and followed on hashtag #websci10. The event showed the world a day in the life of Web science by showing videos from different countries, IIIT -Bangalore was featured in this. The video is available at https://youtu.be/wz48FT4hcrI
21 November 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as an external member of the thesis exam committee of an MS thesis defence at the Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, IISc, Bangalore.
9 November 2016. Praseeda. Presented a talk on “Trust, CBAC and Blockchains” at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.
26 October 2016. Asha Subramanian. Presented her paper at the 15th International Conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE 2016), Rhodes, Greece.
Paper details : Subramanian, Asha, Ved Kurien Mathai, Vikkurthi Manikanta, Janaki Vinesh Joshi, and Srinath Srinivasa. “Semantic Integration of Open-Data Tables.” In OTM Confederated International Conferences” On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems”, pp. 589-607. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
10–14 October 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the Gooru HQ at Redwood City, California, as part of a collaboration initiative.
16 September 2016. Prasad (Pram) Ram, founder and CEO of Gooru. Presented a talk on “Technology for Social Justice” at IIIT Bangalore.
5–9 September 2016. Raksha S Patel, Asha Subramanian. Attended the 42nd International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB 2016), New Delhi, India.
24 August 2016. T B Dinesh, Technical Director, Servelots and Janastu. Presented a talk on “Web Annotation, Community Narratives and Familiarizing Stories” at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore.
10 August 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as a selection committee member for selection of proposals from a call by NWO-DST, at SERC, IISc, Bangalore.
15 July 2016. Nirmal Kumar Sivaraman and Srinath Srinivasa. Presented a talk entitled, “Modeling Online Groups” and presented an introduction to Web Science, at hasgeek.in monthly meetings, Bangalore.
15 June 2016. Anoop Kumar Pandey. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled, “Entity Resolution using Co-occurrence Graph and Continuous Learning.”
7 June 2016. Nirmal Kumar Sivaraman. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled, “A Cognitive Model of Groups and A Computational Model to Analyze Online Groups.”
31 May 2016. Chaitali Diwan. Successfully defended MTech thesis entitled, “Autonomous Spectrum Assignment of Whitespace Devices.”
29 Apr 2016. WSL members interacted with Infosys CorpTech group on research opportunities in Social Network Analysis and Web Science.
1 Apr 2016. Aastha Madaan. Rejoined WSL at IIITB after a six month research exchange at the Web Science Trust, University of Southampton.
12 Mar 2016. Tahir Dar. Presented Demonstration Paper entitled “UCliDSS : An Unsupervised Clinical Decision Support System for text” at International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD2016), Persistent Systems, Hinjewadi, Pune.
24 Feb 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered a public lecture entitled, “The Web and the Mind” as part of Bangalore Science Forum — a 53 year old tradition featuring public science lectures, National College, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.
21 Jan 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled, “Towards Mathematical Foundations for Social Machines” at the Ramanujan Mathematics for IT conference at IIIT Bangalore.
20 Jan 2016. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated as an invited guest at the launch of Carl Zeiss R&D Center at Bommasandra, Bangalore, India.
6 Jan 2016. Sumant Kulkarni. Presented his Open Seminar entitled “Assorted Algorithms for Semantics Extraction Based on a Co-occurrence Graph Corpus Model” before thesis submission.
24 Nov 2015. Sweety Vinod Agrawal. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled “Integrity Management For Open-ended Dissemination Of Utilitarian Data”
6 Nov 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled, “Big Social Machines: Architecture and Challenges” at Amrita University, Bangalore Campus, Bangalore, India.
29 Oct 2015. WSL members hosted a talk entitled “Social Sensing” by Prof. Nishanth Sastry from King’s College, London, UK.
16–25 Oct 2015. Asha Subramanian. Visiting scholar at the Ohio Centre of Excellence in Knowledge Enabled Computing, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.
11–15 Oct 2015. Asha Subramanian. Attended the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. She presented her paper entitled, “Inferencing in the Large : Characterizing Semantic Integration of Open Tabular Data” at the conference.
9 Oct 2015 — 8 Jan 2016. Aastha Madaan. Visiting scholar at the Web Science Trust at University of Southampton, UK.
5 Oct 2015. Aastha Madaan. Delivered an invited talk entitled: “The Promise of Web Science” at Delhi Univesity, New Delhi.
30 September 2015. WSL members launched the Web Science India Endowment to promote the discipline of Web Science in India.
7 Aug 2015. Asha Subramanian. Won a travel grant of US$1570 from the conference organizers for attending the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015) to present her paper.
31 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Aastha Madaan. Visited City University London, UK, as part of the TRUMP and REACH project collaboration.
27 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in a discussion at the City Council of Aberdeen on a vision for Smart Cities.
27 — 30 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Aastha Madaan. Visited the Digital Economy Hub at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, as part of the TRUMP project collaboration.
23 July 2015. Srinivasan Muthuswamy. Successfully defended MS thesis entitled “Computational Models to Identify Celebrities from Social Media”
19 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in AntHill Summer School and Hack Days 2015. Devarayanadurga Hills, Tumkur, India.
13 — 14 July 2015. Asha Subramanian. Participated in the 5th International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS 2015), Limassol, Cyprus.
28 June — 1 July 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the ACM Web Science conference, at Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom.
22 — 24 June 2015. WSL members. Participated in the “PivotPoints” workshop hosted by dot.rural in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen on the theme of participatory frameworks for Smart Cities.
20 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled, “Abstractions, Expressions and Online Collectives,” as part of ACM Goa invited talk series.
19 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited University of Goa as part of an Academic Audit team to review their MTech and MCA programs.
12 June 2015. Chinmay Jog. Successfully defended his MS thesis entitled, “Distributing a Trust Framework for Utilitarian Data Exchange in Inter-Organizational Collaborations.”
3 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the International School of Information Management (ISIM), University of Mysore, as part of their PhD colloquium.
2 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in a focused group discussion on Gamification and Organizational Behaviour at Trancendix Pvt. Ltd., Koramangala, Bangalore.
1 June 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Visited the Air Force Command and Training Center in Hebbal Bangalore on invitation to introduce WSL, CDS and IIITB.
25-26 May 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the first meeting of all work-package heads of the REACH project, IIT Mumbai, India.
8 May 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Jayati Deshmukh. Presented WSL at the Complex Systems Lab (SosLab) at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.
4-8 May 2015. Srinath Srinivasa, Jayati Deshmukh. Participated in the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Istanbul, Turkey.
15 April 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in a workshop on “How can European Institutions and Industry engage with India’s new Resarch Universities?” Organized by the EU STI (Science and Technology Initiative) Platform in India. New Delhi.
11 March 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the “Graph Day” Workshop at IBM Research, to bring together researchers working on graph data management.
18 Feb 2015. WSL organized a hackathon in conjunction of the launch event of the Web Observatory.
5 Feb 2015. Srinath Srinivasa. Participated in the online kickoff meeting of a EU-India project named, “REACH: Rural Broadband Internet Access using Cooperative Mesh Networking in White Space Spectrum.”
- WSL members participated in the CDS six-monthly workshop at IIIT-B. November 26 2014.
- Sweety Agrawal. Presented a paper entitled “Integrity Management in a Trusted Utilitarian Data Exchange Framework” at ODBASE 2014, Amantea, Italy, October 29 2014.
- Srinath Srinivasa. Presented WSL and CDS at Ericsson Research, Bangalore. Sep 23 2014.
- Sumant Kulkarni. Successfully completed the comprehensive exam and thesis proposal seminar, qualifying him for candidature towards a PhD. September 18 2014.
- Sumant Kulkarni, Srinath Srinivasa. Attended review meeting for the project on Intelligent Workflow Management. EMC Bangalore HQ, Mahadevapura. Aug 18 2014.
- Srinath Srinivasa. Presented WSL and CDS at KayBus Bangalore office. August 14 2014.
- Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled Towards a “Mindful” Web at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. July 28 2014.
- Srinath Srinivasa. Invited by School of Computer Scinence and Statistics and School of Digital Humanities at Trinity College, Dublin for exploring research collaborations. July 27–31 2014.
- Aastha Madaan joined WSL as post doctoral research faculty on 23 July 2014.
- Srinath Srinivasa. Attended the second NRDMS review meeting for the Sandesh project at NSDI office, New Delhi. 22 July 2014.
Jayati Deshmukh. Successfully defended MTech thesis entitled, “Evolution of Cooperation with Entrenchment Effects.” 16 June 2014.
Srinath Srinivasa. Presented a paper at IIWeb 2014 at Chicago, Illnois, USA. March 31 2014.
Chinmay Jog, Sweety Agrawal. Attended ACM CoDS 2014 at New Delhi to present a paper. March 21-23 2014.
OSL members hosted a talk, “Towards Intelligent Information Infrastructure” by Prof. Pete Edwards, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 6 Feb 2014.
Srinath Srinivasa. Delivered an invited talk entitled: Utilitarian Aggregation of Open Data at the Social Media Workshop, organized by the British High Commission at IIIT Bangalore. Feb 5-6, 2014.
Nisha Bhasia, Tuli Kundu, Divya Maharshi. Organizational volunteers for Social Media Workshop, organized by the British High Commission at IIIT Bangalore. Feb 5-6, 2014.
OSL members hosted a talk, “From Big Data to Smart Data” by Prof. Amit Sheth, Wright University. 6 Jan 2014.
Srinath Srinivasa. Program Committee member for the 10th ICDE Workshop on Information Integration on the Web (IIWeb), Chicago, Illonis, USA, March 2014.
Srinath Srinivasa. Program Committee member for XRCI 2014, Xerox Research Center India Research Symposium, Bangalore, India, March 2014.
Srinath Srinivasa. PC Member and Publicity Chair of 7th India Software Engineering Conference (ISEC 2014), Chennai, India, February 2014.