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Pushp Ranjan

pushp Pushp is currently enrolled in M.Tech at IIIT Bangalore and is a member of  Web Sciences lab. He is a member of a project titled “A Framework for Observing and Characterizing Social Cognition on the Web  which will be a part of Web Observatory at IIIT Bangalore ( He is responsible for full stack development in sails.js and sentiment analysis on Facebook data . His area of interests are data analytics and web development.

Pulkit Aneja

pulkit aneja Pulkit is an M.Tech student at IIIT Bangalore and  is working in the Web Sciences Lab on the project titled “A Framework for Observing and Characterizing Social Cognition on the Web” which will be a part of Web Observatory at IIIT Bangalore ( . He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science engineering from IP University, Delhi . He is responsible for full stack development in sails.js and sentiment analysis on Reddit data. His areas of interest are data science and algorithms.

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Janaki Vinesh Joshi

JanakiVineshJoshi Janaki Vinesh Joshi is a student of IIIT, Bangalore pursuing her master’s in Information Technology and is a member of the Web Science Laboratory. She passed her bachelor’s with distinction from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore. She is currently working with the lab on a research project in the domain of Semantic Web. Her areas of interest also include Data analytics, Machine Learning and Cloud Computing. For more details head over to her Linkedin profile.

Vikkurthi Manikanta

VikkuthiManikanta Vikkurthi Manikanta is currently working in Web Sciene Lab and pursuing Mtech in IIIT Bangalore. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from Gudlavalleru Engineering College, Gudlavalleru. Prior to joining IIITB he has worked as a Assistant System Engineer in TCS and involved in developing Manage Agreement Modules of Agreement Work Bench and end to end development of Shelf Talker System. He is interested to work on real world problems. His areas of interests include Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Semantic Web, Algorithms and Data Structures. For more, please visit his Linkedin Profile.

Ved Kurien Mathai

VedKurienMathai I am currently pursuing a Masters of Technology degree in Information Technology at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. I am interested in Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation. Extracting data from unstructured sources and representing them in a knowledge base. This includes Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, Graphs etc.

Prior to my degree in Information Technology, I completed a Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering, working with control systems and building systems with electro-mechanical components.

Asha Subramanian

AshaProfilePicI defended my PhD dissertation in May 2018 and graduated with a doctoral degree in Data Science from the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore in July 2018. My research interests include knowledge representation and reasoning models, semantic web, machine learning and graph networks, particularly focusing on developing unique models that can bring all these technology domains together to better understand data and it’s context. My doctoral thesis focused on semantic integration and knowledge representation of large structured open tabular data, particularly open government data. I currently head the Centre for Open Data Research, at Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore with a focus on applying data sciences technologies and research to promote data empowered decisions towards good governance. The Public Affairs Centre (PAC) is a not-for profit, non-partisan think tank, established in 1994 to help improve the quality of public governance in India (

Prior to entering academics, I have worked in the Information Technology industry with over two decades of program management and delivery experience. During this stint, I was responsible for delivering large IT programs spanning diverse technologies (Business Intelligence and Analytics, Custom Applications, Managed Services Engagements) worth multi-million dollar revenues & spread across multiple geographies. I also hold a Masters in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute Calcutta.

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Bala Murali Krishna Uppalapati

IMG_1211 Bala Murali Krishna Uppalapati is M.Tech student at Web Sciences Lab. He has done his B.E from CBIT, Hyderabad. He is currently working on Distributed Dynamic Spectrum Assignment of White Space Devices using Multi Agent Framework. His areas of interest include Machine Learning, Competitive Programming.

Prateek Goyal

12508902_785209071589829_5811570893324827132_n Prateek Goyal is M.Tech student at IIIT Bangalore and working in Web Science Lab in REACH project in development of Knowledge Base using Many Worlds on a Frame (MWF) framework. He has done his B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from SVVV Indore. His interests are in Competitive Programming and Designing Algorithms.

Sweta Kumari

01 Sweta Kumari is a M.Tech Student in Information Technology at IIITB. She is working on REACH project in Web Science Lab. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Prior to joining IIITB, she has worked as Application Developer at IBM India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai for a year. Her interest areas are web development, data science, computer vision,etc. For more information, visit her Linkedin profile