Mrinal Kanti Das

Honours

  1. Selected member of International Machine Learning Society in 2015

  2. An unrestricted gift/student research grant from Yahoo! for WSDM, 2014 paper

Academic non-teaching roles

  1. Representative of the Computer Science stream at Board of Academics, IIT Palakkad

  2. Representative of the Computer Science stream at Internship and Placement Cell, IIT Palakkad

  3. Warden, Hostel III, IIT Palakkad

Reviewing

  1. Steering committee: SemEval 2018, 2019

  2. IJCAI 2018

  3. IEEE Transaction on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI) 2017

  4. NIPS, 2016.

  5. Neural Processing Letters, 2016.

  6. IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, 2013-2014.

  7. IEEE CONECCT, 2014.

Education

  • PhD. Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, India.
    Supervisor: Prof. Chiranjib Bhattacharyya.
    PhD Thesis: Extensions and Applications of Stick-Breaking Process on Topic Models.

  • B.Tech, Information Technology, University of Kalyani, 2000-2004

Postdoctoral fellowships

  1. Postdoc. Department of Computer Science, UMass, Amherst, MA, USA.
    Supervisor: Prof. Andrew McCallum
    August, 2016 – June, 2017.
    Project: Building next generation reviewing system.

  2. Postdoc. Department of Computer Science, Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.
    Supervisor: Prof. Samuel Kaski.
    October, 2014 – July 2016.
    Project: Building differentially private Bayesian models for personalized medicine. Academy of Finland funded.

Internships

  1. Human Language Technologies at IBM-Research, India. May-July, 2011. Mentor - Sachindra Kumar Joshi.

  2. Yahoo! Labs, Bangalore. June-August, 2009. Mentor - Shailesh Kumar.

Professional Experience

  1. Software engineer at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, India. 2004-2007.

Travel Awards

  1. Google and International Machine Learning Society travel award for ICML, 2015

  2. Google and Yahoo! travel award for WSDM, 2014

  3. Google and Yahoo! travel award for ICML, 2013

Student Volunteering

  1. WSDM, New York City, 2014.

  2. ICML, Atlanta, 2013.

Personal Information

  • Born on May 10, 1982.

  • Citizen of India