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Sridhar Mandyam K

Sridhar is a Network Science researcher with experience of 30+ years as an IT/analytics professional in Research and Development in academics and industry. He is currently associated with Web Science Lab at IIIT-B as visiting faculty.
His current research is focused on models and approaches to study social learning and collective behavior in the world of social networks, and how businesses and other entities are seeking to reach and serve this vast virtual society. Research in these directions is aimed at developing an understanding of how network structure impacts opinion dynamics and the emergence of different types of group behaviors, and the possibilities for creation of solutions that yield economic or other benefits by engendering cooperative, collective choices.
He has previously been with C-DAC, India’s national initiative in supercomputing, heading its systems software group. He has also been with IBM’s supercomputing division in the US, as part of the Technical Strategy and Architecture Group. He has also been an entrepreneur for over a decade, co-founding an R&D flavored analytics firm in the late ‘90s, which developed tools for identity data management.
Sridhar holds bachelors and masters degrees in Physics from IIT Kharagpur and IIT Madras respectively, an M.Tech in Physical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and Ph.D degree the in the area of parallel computing from the Department of Electrical Engineering, IISc, Bangalore, India. He has also held several visiting positions at research establishments in India and overseas, including the, the Department of Electrical Engineering at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, the Department of Computer Science, as an invited scholar at University of Texas at Austin under the Fulbright Program of the US, and at the Center for Information-Enhanced Medicine (CiEMED), Institute of Systems Science, NUS, Singapore.

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 4 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.

Abhiramon Rajasekharan

Abhiramon Rajasekharan is pursuing Integrated Masters in Computer Science at IIIT Bangalore. His interests lie in the areas of natural language processing, image analysis and reinforcement learning.

Shivam Gupta

Shivam Gupta is pursuing M.Tech in Information Technology from IIIT, Bangalore and is a member of Web Science Lab. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in CSE from DIT, Dehradun. He is currently working with the lab on a research project titled “Skyline”. His area of interests includes Data Analytics, Dev-Ops, and Web Technologies.
You can connect with him on LinkedIn

PS Srinivasan

PS Srinivasan is currently studying Computer science in iMtech at IIITB and is part of the project in WSL lab titled “Narrative Arc Computation”  which is a project for Gooru. Here the similarity and coherence between various learning materials are calculated and predictions are to be made based on the same. His area of interests are Algorithms and Database Management.


Tanya Shrivastava

Tanya Shrivastava is currently pursuing an Integrated MTech degree in Computer Science at IIITB and is a part of the project in WSL lab titled ‘openCity’, which is a project that aims to create a framework for semantic flow of open ended data. Her interests are machine learning, data science and web technologies.

You can connect through linkedn

Raghav Bhatnagar

Raghav Bhatnagar is currently pursuing an Integrated MTech degree in Computer Science at IIIT Bangalore and is a part of the project in WSL lab titled ‘openCity’, which is a project that aims to create a framework for semantic flow of open ended data. His interests are data science, cyber security and machine intelligence.

You can find him in linkedn.

Gaurav Koley

Gaurav is pursuing his Integrated M.Tech at IIIT Bangalore. He is currently working on a research project titled “Goodwill Currency” for quantifying goodwill on the Internet as a measure of time.

Gaurav is an regular Open Source Contributor and is a member of Zense @ IIIT-B. His interests lie in Data Science, Systems Design, Dev-Ops and Artificial Intelligence.

Find him at GitHub and LinkedIn.