Asilata Karandikar

Asilata Karandikar is a PhD student at Centre for Information Technology and Public Policy, and the Web Science Lab, at IIIT Bangalore. Prior to joining here, she taught Political Science at Wilson College, Mumbai, and has also worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes, Mumbai. Her current project deals with questions of privacy and consent from a social-contractual perspective.


Bhoomika A P

Bhoomika is a PhD student in Web Science Lab. She holds MTech in Computer Science and Engineering from Visveswaraya Technological University. Prior to joining IIITB she worked as an Assistant Professor at B.M.S college of Engineering and Presidency University, Bangalore with a total 6.5 years of teaching experience. Her areas of interests include Web mining, Semantic Web and Machine Learning.

To know more, please visit her LinkedIn profile.

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.

For more, please visit her LinkedIn profile.

Pooja Bassin

Pooja is a Ph.D. Candidate in Web Science Lab. She worked as a Research Associate for one year at WSL, IIIT Bangalore. She has completed Master of Technology in Computer Science and Master of Computer Applications from Banasthali Vidyapith, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Before joining as a student here, she taught at various degree colleges in Jaipur and Mumbai with a total of 4 years of teaching experience. Her areas of interest are Network Science, Semantic Web, Causal Inference.

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Naman Churiwala

Naman Churiwala is a Research Assistant at Web Science Lab, IIIT Bangalore. He holds a B.Tech in Material Science from IIT Kanpur. His research interests include Computer Vision in Medical Images, Speech Recognition and Knowledge Graphs.

He has one year of industry experience at Quantiphi Analytics, where he worked on Medical Image Classification, Automated Drug Discovery, and Toxicity Prediction of Molecules.

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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Sharath Srivatsa

Sharath Srivatsa is a MS by Research (part-time) student at Web Science Lab. He has Bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Engineering from B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore. He has 12 years of work experience in software development using Web Technologies and from past 3 years he is working in Data Analytics projects with current employer. He has worked on Sentiment Analysis using Natural Language Processing (NLP), Web Crawlers and Big Data. His areas of interest include Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Web Science. For more, please visit his Linkedin Profile.

Course work

  • Distributed Computing (CS/DS 702)
    • Project report: Analysis of Distributed Snapshot Algorithms pdf
  • Data Analytics (DS 707)
  • Network Science for the web (DS 608)
  • Foundations for Big Data Algorithms (CS/DS 812)


  1. Sharath Srivatsa, Srinath Srinivasa. Narrative Plot Comparison Based on a Bag-of-actors Document Model in Proceedings of the 29th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (ACM HT’18), Baltimore, USA, ACM Press, July 2018.

Academic Magazine Articles

  1. 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.