The Gregarious Machines

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 02:20 pm
Storey Innovation Center 1400

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Since July 2022 Dr Amitava Das has been working as a Research Associate Professor at The Artificial Intelligence Institute (AIISC), University of South Carolina, USA. Earlier he set up an industry research lab from scratch Wipro AI – an industry research lab, in Bangalore, India, and is still associated with Wipro AI as an Advisory Scientist. At Wipro, he has led several academic collaborations – such as with IIT Patna, IIIT Delhi, UT Austin, AI institute at the University of South Carolina, and Cambridge University. He has started a joint PhD program, a unique setup for industry practitioners to earn their doctoral degrees while working full-time in the industry. 

Earlier he spent a stint (a semester) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Mahindra University, Hyderabad. Mahindra University is an Indo-French collaborative institute – a collaboration between Tech Mahinda, and Centrale Supélec, France. Before that, he worked at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India from June 2015-June to 2018 as an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department. From July 2017- July 2018, he was associated with the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad as a visiting scientist at the Srini Raju Centre for IT and The Networked Economy (SRITNE).

He has experienced two academic postdocs: in Europe and in the USA. In the USA he worked as a Research Scientist in the Human Language Technologies (HiLT) lab at the University of North Texas, USA. During the summer of 2014, he worked at James Pennebaker’s lab, at the University of Texas-Austin as an Invited Researcher. 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 during 2012-2013.

He did work very briefly with Samsung Research India, Bangalore during the first half of 2013 as a Chief Engineer.

He has obtained PhD (Engineering) from Jadavpur University, India. During my doctoral study, he worked for an Indo-Japan collaborative project entitled “Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology” with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.