Amitava Das

School of Engineering Sciences

Presently Dr. Amitava Das is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the MEC. Earlier to this Dr. Das has been working at IIIT Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is also consulting with Wipro AI, Bangalore.

He has experienced two academic postdocs: in Europe and in the USA. In the USA he worked as a Research Scientist with Prof. Rodney Nielsen in the Human Language Technologies (HiLT) lab at the University of North Texas, USA. During summer 2014 I worked at James Pennebaker's lab, the University of Texas-Austin as an Invited Researcher. Earlier, he spent one year working as a European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

He has also worked for industry. Before moving to the USA, he worked for Samsung Research India, Bangalore as a Chief Engineer.

Dr. Das has earned Ph.D. (Engineering) from Jadavpur University, India. During his doctoral study, he worked on an Indo-Japan collaborative project entitled "Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology" with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.

Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, India, awarded in August 2012 (Submitted on December 2011). Thesis Title: "Opinion Extraction and Summarization from Text Documents in Bengali" Advisor: Prof. Sivaji Bandyopadhyay, Professor, CSE, Ex-Dean Engineering, Jadavpur University, India.

Journals

Conferences/Workshops:

  • D. Rudrapal, and A. Das. Semantic Role Labeling of English Tweets Through Sentence Boundary Detection. In the 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLING), Hanoi, Vietnam. [accepted]
  • K. Chakma, and A. Das. A 5W1H Based Annotation Scheme for Semantic Role Labelling of English Tweets. In the 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLING), Hanoi, Vietnam. [accepted]
  • S. Solomon, S. Pykl, and A. Das. @BFF At-Mentioning Selectional Preferences of People on Twitter. In the International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS 2018), Bangalore, India. [POSTER] [accepted]
  • S. Solomon, S. Pykl, A Narayan, and A. Das. Understanding the Selectional Preference of the Twitter Mentions Network. In the International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM 2018), Venice, Italy. [accepted]
  • U. Kumar, V. S. Rana, C. Andrew, S. Gongidi, and A. Das. Consonant-Vowel Sequences as Subword Units for Code Mixed Languages. Poster selected for presentation at 32nd AAAI conference on artificial intelligence, San Francisco, USA. [Poster]
  • S. Solomon, A. Narayan, S. P Y K L, and A. Das. "Who Mentions Whom?"- Understanding the Psycho-Sociological Aspects of Twitter Mention Network. In the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2016), December, Kolkata, India.
  • U. Kumar, V. S. Rana, S. Pykl, and A. Das. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty" -- Understanding the psycho-sociological influences to it. In the 14th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON2016), December, Kolkata, India. [Poster]
  • T. Maheshwari, A. Reganti, A. Das, T. Chakraborty, and P. Kumarguru. Understanding Psycho Sociological vulnerability of ISIS Patronizers in Twitter. In the proceeding of the International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Sydney, Australia, 31 July - 03 August 2017. [Poster]
  • D. Rudrapal, A. Das, and B. Bhattacharya. Quotology - Reading between the Lines of Quotations. In the proceeding of the 22nd International Conference on Natural Language & Information Systems - NLDB 2017, June, Belgium. [Poster]
  • T. Maheshwari, A. Reganti, T. Chakraborty, and A. Das. Socio-Ethnic Ingredients of Social Network Communities. In the proceeding of 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), pages 235-238, Portland, USA. [Poster]
  • T. Maheshwari, A. Reganti, A. Das, and E. Cambria. Open secrets and wrong rights: Automatic Satire Detection in English Text. In the proceeding of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2017), pages 291-294, Portland, Oregon, USA. [Poster]
  • A. Anand, T. Chakraborty, and A. Das. FairScholar: Balancing Relevance and Diversity for Scientific Paper Recommendation. In the proceeding of the 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2017), Aberdeen, Scotland. [Demo]
  • T. Maheshwari, A. N. Reganti, S. Gupta, A. Jamatia, U. Kumar, B. Gamback, and A. Das. A Societal Sentiment Analysis: Predicting the Values and Ethics of Individuals by Analyzing Social Media Content. In the proceeding of the 15th European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2017), Valencia, Spain. [Oral]
  • A. N. Reganti, T. Maheshwari, U. Kumar, T. Chakraborty, and A. Das. Semantic Interpretation of Social Network Communities. Poster selected for presentation at 31st AAAI conference on artificial intelligence, San Francisco, USA. [Poster]
  • A. Jamatia, and A. Das. Task Report: Tool Contest on POS Tagging for Codemixed Indian Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp) Text @ icon 2016. In the 13th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2016), Varanasi, India. [Task Report]
  • T. Maheshwari, A. N. Reganti, U. Kumar, and A. Das. Cosmopolitan Mumbai, Orthodox Delhi, Techcity Bangalore: Understanding City Specific Societal Sentiment. In the proceeding of the 13th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2016), December, Varanasi, India. [Poster]
  • S. Banerjee, K. Chakma, S. K. Naskar, A. Das, P. Rosso, S. Bandyopadhyay, and M. Choudhury. Overview of the Mixed Script Information Retrieval (MSIR) at FIRE. In the proceeding of the 8th Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE-2016), December, Kolkata, India. [Task Report]
  • A. N. Reganti, T. Maheshwari, U. Kumar, T. Chakraborty, and A. Das. A Societal Sentiment Analysis: Predicting the Values and Ethics of Individuals by Analysing Social Media Content. Poster selected for presentation at IBM I-CARE, October 2016, Bangalore. 2nd Best Poster Award
  • A. N. Reganti, T. Maheshwari, U. Kumar, A. Das, Erik Cambria. Modeling Satire in English Text for Automatic Detection. In the proceeding of the SENTIRE, ICDM, Barcelona, Spain.
  • B. Gamback, and A. Das. Comparing the Level of Code-Switching in Corpora. In the proceeding of the 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), pages 1850- 1855, 23-28 May 2016, Portoroz(Slovenia). [Poster]
  • D. Bhardwaj, and A. Das. Part-of-Speech Tagging System for Maithili Text on Twitter. In the 3rd Workshop on Indian Language Data: Resources and Evaluation (WILDRE), (LREC), 23-28 May 2016, Portoroz(Slovenia).
  • A. Jamatia, B. Gamback, and A. Das. Collecting and Annotating Indian Social Media CodeMixed Corpora. In the proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLING), April 3-9, 2016, Konya, Turkey.
  • K. Chakma, and A. Das. CMIR: A Corpus for Evaluation of Code Mixed Information Retrieval of Hindi-English Tweets. In the proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLING), April 3-9, 2016, Konya, Turkey.
  • BG Patra, D. Das, A. Das, R. Prasath. Shared Task on Sentiment Analysis in Indian Languages (SAIL) Tweets - An Overview. In the proceeding of the Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration, Springer., ISBN: 978-3-319 26832-3.
  • D. Rudrapal, A. Jamatia, K. Chakma, A. Das, B. Gamback. Sentence Boundary Detection for Social Media Text. In the proceeding of the 12th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON), December, Trivandrum, India, 2015.
  • R. Sequeira, M. Choudhury, P. Gupta, P. Rosso, G. Chittaranjan, A. Das, S. Banerjee, SK Naskar, S. Bandyopadhyay, and K Chakma. Overview of FIRE-2015 Shared Task on Mixed Script Information Retrieval. In FIRE 2015, December, Gandhinagar, India, 2015.
  • D. Rudrapal and A. Das. Measuring Semantic Similarity for Bengali Tweets Using WordNet. In the Proceeding of 10th Recent Advances of Natural Language Processing (RANLP), Pages 537-544, September, Bulgaria, 2015.
  • A. Jamatia, B. Gamback, and A. Das. Part-of-Speech Tagging for Code-Mixed English-Hindi Twitter and Facebook Chat Messages. In the Proceeding of 10th Recent Advances of Natural Language Processing (RANLP), September, Pages 239-248, Bulgaria, 2015.
  • M. Hazary, P. Gupta, and A. Das. Context-Aware Scalable Collaborative Filtering on MapReduce, In the 2nd International Conference on 'Microelectronics, Circuits, and Systems (Micro2015), July 2015, Kolkata, India.
  • M. Choudhury, G. Chittaranjan1, P. Gupta, and A. Das. Overview of FIRE 2014 Track on Transliterated Search. In the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE-2014), December 2014, Bangalore, India.
  • B. Gamback and A. Das. Measuring the Complexity of Code-Mixing. In the Workshop on Language Technologies for Indian Social Media (?OCIAL-?NDIA 2014), The 11th ICON-2014, Pages 1-7, December 2014, Goa, India.
  • A. Jamatia and A. Das. Part-of-Speech Tagging System for Indian Social Media Text on Twitter. In the Workshop on Language Technologies for Indian Social Media (?OCIAL-?NDIA 2014), The 11th ICON-2014, pages 21-28, December 2014, Goa, India.
  • K. Chakma and A. Das. Revisiting Automatic Transliteration Problem for Code-Mixed Romanized Indian Social Media Text. In the Workshop on Language Technologies for Indian Social Media (?OCIAL-?NDIA 2014), The 11th ICON-2014, pages 42-47, December 2014, Goa, India.
  • A. Das and B. Gamback. Identifying Languages at the Word Level in Code-Mixed Indian Social Media Text. The 11th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2014), December 2014, Goa, India.
  • U. Barman, A. Das, J. Wagner, and J. Foster. Code-Mixing: A Challenge for Language Identification in the Language of Social Media. The 1st Workshop on Computational Approaches to Code Switching, EMNLP 2014, pages 13-23, October 2014, Doha, Qatar.
  • B. Sarma, A. Das, and R. Nielsen. A Framework for Health Behavior Change using Companionable Robots. The 8th International Natural Language Generation Conference (INLG), pages 103-107, June 2014, Philadelphia, USA.
  • A. Das and B. Gamback. Poetic Machine: Computational Creativity for Automatic Poetry Generation in Bengali. The 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), October 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • A. Das. Antaryami: The Smart Keyboard for Indian Languages. In the Workshop on Techniques on Basic Tool Creation and Its Applications (TBTCIA 2013), ICON, December, Delhi, India.
  • A. Das, Balamurali AR, and Pratibha Moogi. Automatic Ad-Placement based on Automatic Personality Detection from Social Network Textual interactions and/or SMS(s). Samsung Best Paper Award (SBPA), August 2013, Seoul, Korea.
  • A. Das and B. Gamback. Sentimental Eyes! In the proceeding of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2013), pages 310-318, July, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • A. Das, U. Burman, B. Ar, and S. Bandyopadhyay. NER from Tweets: SRI-JU System @MSM 2013. In the Proceeding of the 3rd Workshop on Making Sense of Microposts (#MSM2013), pages 62-66, May, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • B.G. Patra, K. Debbarma, S. Debbarma, D. Das, A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. A Light Weight Stemmer in Kokborok, In the proceeding of the 24th ROCLING Conference (ROCLING 2012), pages 318-325, September, Chung-Li, Taiwan.
  • A. Das and B. Gamback. Exploiting 5W Annotations for Opinion Tracking, In the proceeding of the Workshop on Exploiting Semantic Annotations in Information Retrieval (ESAIR), CIKM 2012, pages 3-4, October, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  • A. Das and B. Gamback. Sentimantics: The Conceptual Spaces for Lexical Sentiment Polarity Representation with Contextuality, In the 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (WASSA), ACL 2012, pages 38-46, Jeju, South Korea.
  • A. Das S. Bandyopadhyay, and B. Gamback. Sentiment Analysis: What is the End User's Requirement? In the proceeding of the International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS 12), pages 1-10, June, Craiova, Romania.
  • A. Das, S. Bandyopadhyay, and B. Gamback. The 5W Structure for Sentiment SummarizationVisualization-Tracking, In the proceeding of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLING 2012), pages 540-555, March, Delhi, India.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Dr Sentiment Knows Everything! In the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL/HLT 2011 Demo Session), pages 50-55, June, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • A. Das. PsychoSentiWordNet, In the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (ACL/HLT 2011 Student Session), pages 52-57, June, Portland, Oregon, USA.
  • A. Das. Can We Mimic Human Pragmatics Knowledge into Computational Lexicon? In the International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON), December, Kharagpur, India, 2010.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Dr. Sentiment Creates SentiWordNet(s) for Indian Languages Involving Internet Population, In the IndoWordNet Workshop (ICON), December, Kharagpur, India, 2010.
  • A. Ghosh, A. Das, P. Bhaskar, and S. Bandyopadhyay. Bengali Parsing System at ICON NLP Tool Contest 2010, In the NLP Tool Contest: Dependency Parsing, International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON), December, Kharagpur, India, 2010.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Towards the Global SentiWordNet, In the Workshop on Model and Measurement of Meaning (M3), PACLIC 24, pages 799-808, November, Sendai, Japan.
  • A. Das, A. Ghosh, and S. Bandyopadhyay. Semantic Role Labeling for Bengali Noun using 5Ws: Who, What, When, Where and Why, In the International Conference on Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering (IEEE NLP-KE2010), pages 1-8, August, Beijing, China.
  • A. Ghosh, A. Das, and S. Bandyopadhyay. Clause Identification and Classification in Bengali, In the Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (SSANLP)- Morphology and Segmentation, COLING 2010, pages 17-25, August, Beijing, China.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. SentiWordNet for Indian Languages, In the 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources (ALR), COLING 2010, pages 56-63, August, Beijing, China.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. SemanticNet-Perception of Human Pragmatics, In the 2nd Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon: Enhancing the Structure and Lookup Mechanisms of Electronic Dictionaries (COGALEX-II), COLING 2010, pages 2-11, August, Beijing, China.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Subjectivity Detection using Genetic Algorithm, In the 1st Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (WASSA10), pages 14-21, August, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Opinion Summarization in Bengali: A Theme Network Model, In the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom-2010), pages 675- 682, August, Minneapolis, USA.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Topic-Based Bengali Opinion Summarization, In the 23rd International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2010), pages 232-240, August, Beijing, China.
  • A. Das, T. Saikh, T. Mondal, and S. Bandyopadhyay. JU_CSE_GREC10: Named Entity Generation at GREC 2010, In GREC Named Entity Generation Challenge 2010, pages 235-236, October, University of Brighton, UK.
  • A. Das, T. Saikh, T. Mondal, A. Ekbal and S. Bandyopadhyay. English to Indian Languages Machine Transliteration System at NEWS 2010, In Proceedings of the Named Entity Workshop (NEWS 2010), ACL 2010, pages 71-75, July, Uppsala, Sweden. Stood 1st for English-Bengali Transliteration
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Opinion-Polarity Identification in Bengali, In the 23rd International Conference on the Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (ICCPOL-2010), pages 30-35, July, California, USA.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. SentiWordNet for Bangla, In Knowledge Sharing Event-4: Task 2: Building Electronic Dictionary, February, Mysore, India.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Morphological Stemming Cluster Identification for Bangla. In Knowledge Sharing Event-1: Task 3: Morphological Analyzers and Generators, January 2010, Mysore.
  • P. Bhaskar, A. Das, P. Pakray and S. Bandyopadhyay. Theme Based English and Bengali Adhoc Monolingual Information Retrieval in FIRE 2010, In Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation(FIRE-2010), February, Gandhinagar, India.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Subjectivity Detection in English and Bengali: A CRF-based Approach., In Proceeding of International Conference on Natural Language 2009, December 2009, Hyderabad.
  • A. Ghosh, A. Das, P. Bhaskar, S. Bandyopadhyay. Dependency Parser for Bengali: the JU System at ICON 2009, In NLP Tool Contest of International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON-2009), December, Hyderabad.
  • A. Das, A. Ekbal, Tapabrata Mondal and S. Bandyopadhyay. English to Hindi Machine Transliteration at NEWS 2009. In Proceedings of the NEWS 2009, In Proceeding of ACLIJCNLP 2009, pages 80-83, August 2009, Singapore. Stood 3rd for English-Hindi Transliteration
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Theme Detection an Exploration of Opinion Subjectivity. In Proceeding of Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII), Amsterdam, Netherland.
  • A. Das and S. Bandyopadhyay. Extracting Opinion Statements from Bengali Text Documents through Theme Detection. In Proceeding of 17th International Conference on Computing (CIC09), Mexico City, Mexico.
  • S. Bandyopadhyay, A. Das, P. Bhaskar. English Bengali Ad-hoc Monolingual Information Retrieval Task Result at FIRE 2008. In Working Note of Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE-2008), December, Kolkata, India.
  • A. Ekbal, R. Haque, A. Das, V. Poka and S. Bandyopadhyay. Language Independent Named Entity Recognition in Indian Languages. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Named Entity Recognition for South and South East Asian Languages, IJCNLP-08, pages 33-40, January, Hyderabad, India.

Professional Experiences:

  • July 2015 - July 2018: Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, AP, India - Senior Assistant Professor. 1. Established the Human Intelligence and Language Technologies (HiLT) group at IIITS. 2. 2 Ph.D., 1 MS, and 40+ undergraduate students are working with HiLT.
  • Jul 2014 - Aug 2014: University of Texas Austin, Austin, USA - Visiting Researcher, James Pennebaker's lab. 1. Worked on psycholinguistic analysis from social media conversation. Still in a collaboration with the lab.
  • Aug 2013 - Sept 2014: University of North Texas, Denton, USA - Research Scientist. 1. Worked on conversational agent project called COMPANIONBOT. The aim of the project is to support old people via emotive spoken-dialogue companion robots (Companionbots; NSF $1.96M total 2011-2015; UNT, CU, DU, UCD Anschutz Medical Campus, and Boulder Language Technologies).
  • Jan 2013 - Jun 2013: Samsung Research India, Bangalore, India - Chief Engineer. 1. Context Sensitive Sentiment Analysis: The aim of the in-house project is to develop a sentimentally intelligent virtual agent for next-generation Samsung Galaxy series. The agent will be capable to recognize multi-modal emotion from video/image, speech, and text from social media like Twitter and Facebook. 2. Online Contextual Advertising using Sentiment Analysis: The aim of the project is to develop Android apps, will promote sentimentally contextual ads, particularly for Samsung products.
  • Jan 2012 - Jan 2013: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway - European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) Postdoc. 1. Worked on contextual dynamic sentiment analysis. 2. Worked for COMPANIONS project. The project has 14 partners from across Europe including University of Sheffield: Roger Moore, University of Oxford: Stephen Pulman.
  • Oct 2006 - Dec 2011: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India - Junior Research Fellow, CSE Department. 1. Worked for 3 national level consortia projects Cross-Lingual Information Access (CLIA), Indian Languages to Indian Languages Machine Translation (ILMT) and English to Indian Languages Machine Translation (EILMT) projects. 2. Worked for an Indo-Japan collaborative project called Sentiment Analysis Where AI Meets Psychology (SAAIP) with Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Teaching Experiences:

  • 2016 - 2017: Department of Computer Science & Technology, IIIT Sri City
  • 2015 - 2016: Department of Computer Science & Technology, IIIT Sri City
  • 2015 - 2016: Department of Computer Science & Technology, IIIT Sri City
  • 2015: Department of Computer Science & Technology, NIIT University
  • 2015: Department of Computer Science & Technology, NIIT University
  • 2013: Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), University of North Texas (UNT)
  • 2012: Teaching Assistant, Department of Computer and Information Science (IDI), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
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