Presently Dr. Amitava Das is working as an Associate 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.