Activity Log 2016

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

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 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.