Srinath Srinivasa

Srinath Srinivasa

Srinath Srinivasa heads the Web Science lab and is the Dean (R&D) at the International Institute of Information Technology – Bangalore (IIITB), India. Srinath holds a Ph.D (magna cum laude) from the Berlin Brandenburg Graduate School for Distributed Information Systems (GkVI) Germany, an M.S. (by Research) from Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IITM) and B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from The National Institute of Engineering (NIE) Mysore, India. His research interests are in the area of Web Science– understanding how the WWW is affecting humanity; and how the web can enable social empowerment and capability building. Srinath has participated in several initiatives for technology enhanced education including the Edusat program by the Vishveshwaraiah Technological University, The National Programme for Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a Switzerland based online MBA school called Educatis, and IIITB’s educational outreach program with Upgrad.  He has served on various technical and organizational committees for international conferences like International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), ACM Hypertext, International Conference on Management of Data and Data Science (COMAD/CoDS), International conference on Ontologies, Databases and Applications of Semantics (ODBASE), International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA), ACM Web Science, etc. As part of academic community outreach, Srinath has served on the Board of Studies of Goa University and as a member of the Academic Council of the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore. He has served as a technical reviewer for various journals like the VLDB journal, ACM Computing Surveys, Springer AI Ethics, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He has also served as an Associate Editor of the journal Sadhana from the Indian Academy of Sciences. Srinath is also the recipient of various national and international grants and awards, from foundations and companies like: EU Horizon 2020, UK Royal Academy of Engineering, Research Councils UK, MEITy, DST, Siemens, Intel, Mphasis, EMC and Gooru. He has also lead the AI initiative for the “Karnataka Data Lake” project by the Planning Dept of the Govt of Karnataka, to promote data and evidence-based planning and decision-making.

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PC Member of International Conference on Distributed and Internet Technology (ICDCIT)
Steering Committee Member of International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA)
Senior PC Member of DASFAA 2022
Senior PC Member of ACM WebSci 2023, 2024
Expert Committee member for Data for NSDI, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, Govt of India.
Member of the International Research Committee for the UK Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub.
Member of the Technical Committee of the Karnataka Data Lake, Govt. of Karnataka
Member of the Smart City Committee of the Electronics City Industrial Township Association (ELCITA)
Supervisor of the Digitization Initiative of the Echo Network— a social innovation partnership initiated in 2019 by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India along with multiple stakeholders
Member of the Mobility initiative of the Bengaluru Science and Technology (BeST) cluster— an initiative by the Principal Scientific Advisor, Govt of India.


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