Balambiga Ayappane

Balambiga Ayappane is a full-time Research Student at IIIT Bangalore. She is currently focusing on Data Science and Security. She has completed her B.E in Information Science and Engineering from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Her areas of interest include Blockchain and Information Security.


Aparna is a full time MS by Research student at Web Science Lab. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science engineering from VTU. She has 2 years of work experience in Middleware development for supply chain management. Her areas of interest include Natural Language processing.

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Niharika Sri Parasa

Niharika is a full-time MS by research student at Web Science Lab.She has 3 years of work experience in RPA, building virtual bots using the UiPath tool. She holds a Bachelors’s degree in Civil engineering from VRSEC.
Her research interests are Cognitive solutions, Natural Language Processing, Robotics, and Deep learning techniques.
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Shyam Kumar V N

Shyam is a Part-time MS by Research student at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore. He holds a PG Diploma in Data Analytics from IIIT Bangalore & UpGrad and a B.E in Computer Science and Engineering from VTU. He has around 6.5 years of industry experience and has worked in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (now DXC Technologies) as a Data Engineer and is currently employed at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre. He works in the areas of Data Warehousing, Big Data & Analytics, Machine Learning.

His research interests are Natural Language Understanding, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge representation and management, Data Governance.

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  1. Shyam Kumar V N, Chaitali Diwan, Srinath Srinivasa and Prasad Ram. Creating Navigable Competency Maps from Learning Resource Corpora. International Conference on Data Science and Management of Data (CODS-COMAD) 2021, Bangalore, India, January 2-4, 2021.
  2. Sharath Srivatsa, Shyam Kumar V N, Srinath Srinivasa. The Story Of Computational Narratology. In Quaterly Publication of  “Advanced Computing and Communications Society” (ACCS), December, 2018.

Prakhar Mishra

Prakhar Mishra is a Full-time MS by Research student at WSL, IIIT-Bangalore. He holds a bachelor’s degree in CSE from The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur. He has a total industry work experience of 3 years in the field of Data Science, particularly in NLP and Text Analytics. His areas of interest include Unsupervised Learning, Natural Language Understanding, and Generation. He also owns a Blog and Youtube channel which you can find here and here respectively.

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  1. Prakhar Mishra, Chaitali Diwan, Srinath Srinivasa, G.Srinivasaraghavan. Automatic Title Generation for Text with Pre-trained Transformer Language Model. 15th IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing
  2. Lalingkar, A., Mishra, P., Mandyam, S., Pattanayk, J. and Srinivasa, S. (2020), Building a Model for Finding Quality of Affirmation in a Discussion Forum, In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), IEEE
  3. Song year prediction using Apache Spark published in 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)

Anurag Mohanty

Anurag is a MS Research (Part-time) Student at Web Science Lab, IIT- Bangalore. His research interests are in Cognitive computing, Semantic analysis, NLP,  Knowledge Representation and Reasoning methods, Knowledge and Learning systems.

He has around 16 years of working Industry Experience in Software Development, Solution Architecture, Machine Learning and Data Science. He is currently working as a Data Scientist in IBM Pvt. Ltd. His prior formal education background includes B.E. in Computer Science and MBA (Finance).

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