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Dr. Saurav Karmakar has joined in the FAIR Data and Human Information Interaction Team in the Knowledge Technologies for Social Sciences Department at GESIS as a Senior Research fellow. His current focus is research is in the direction of Information extraction, machine learning, natural language processing and knowledge graph precisely.

Dr. Karmakar obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2011. After 2011 he worked as a Research Scientist first and then as a Senior Research Scientist in  a data reasoning research-driven company funded by US Government Agency. Afterwards he joined projects from Boeing in Redmond, WA as a senior data architect. Later he served as Chief Research Engineer in Samsung R&D Institute in Bangalore in India and became Director and head of R&D in a UK-headquartered media campaign and intelligence company. Before joining the National University of Ireland Galway as a postdoctoral researcher, he served as head of research and engineering in budding technological venture and as well he worked with startups in a head of analytics role. Latest to this he was a senior research fellow in the Data Science Institute, Insight Centre for Data Analytics at Galway Ireland and simultaneously he is still serving as the adjunct faculty at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

In his long trail of experience, he worked in many directions of research and development and Natural Language Processing and grounding, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Big data practice, Data Engineering as well in the Internet of things would be few notable to mention. During his rise as a research lead, he conducted lecture and presentation sessions time to time in the corporate environment in eminent research and technical topics. His formal teaching experience dates back to his PhD and MS curriculum in the Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA while he has started with Elementary Statistics, Computers and Applications and then taught Computer Programming Principles, Data Structures and Operating Systems. The last two mentioned courses were attended by bachelors as well masters students; designing the course materials, assignments, exams and projects to deliver lectures, designing assignments and exams as well as projects and grade them accordingly were his responsibility. During that time he also received the award of 'Best Teaching' from the Department of Computer Science in Georgia State University as well as Best Research' award and prestigious 2011 Student Leader of the Year award from Georgia State University.

Dr. Karmakar has a long history of research experience in multimodal data science. He has served more than fifteen conference sessions in the leading research conferences over the years and ICDM, WI/IAT would be a couple to mention amongst them. He has also organised a few workshop sessions in these leading conferences and served on the program committee of many conferences as well. Dr. Karmakar has given many talks in universities and conference sessions as well over the last decade.

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Service

Conference Organization Leadership

  1. Demo Chair, The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2019),, November 8 – 11, 2019, Beijing, China.

  2. Advisory Committee Member, The Seventh International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2019),, December 20 – 22, 2019, Goa, India.

  3. Publicity Chair, The Fifth International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics (AISI 2019),, October 26-28, 2019, Cairo, Egypt.

  4. Advisory Committee Member, The Sixth International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2018),, December 20 – 22, 2018, Cluj, Napoca, Romania.

  5. Industry Track & Sponsorship Chair, The 2018 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI' 2018),, December 2018, Santiago, Chile.  

  6. Program Chair, The 4th International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics (AISI'18), September 1-3, 2018, Cairo, Egypt.

  7. Publicity Chair, The Third International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA2018),, February 22 – 24, 2018, Cairo, Egypt.

  8. Track Chair: Text Mining and Natural Language Processing, The Fifth International Conference on Mining Intelligence and Knowledge Exploration (MIKE 2017),, December 13 – 15, 2017, IDRBT, Hyderabad, India.

  9. Publicity Chair, The 9th International Conference of Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR 2017), December 11-13, Marrakesh, Morocco.

  10. Publicity Chair, The 8th International Conference on Innovations in Bio-Inspired Computing and Applications (IBICA 2017), December 11-13, Marrakesh, Morocco.

  11. Publicity Chair, The 13th International Conference Information assurance and security (IAS 2017), December 11-13, Marrakesh, Morocco.

  12. Demo Session Chair, The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2017),, November 18 – 21, 2017, New Orleans, LA, USA.

  13. Workshop and Special Session Chair, The 11th International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2017),, January 30 – February 1, 2017, San Diego, CA, USA.

  14. Tutorial Chair, The 2016 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2016),, November 2016, Washington DC, DC, USA.

  15. Industry Track and Demo/Poster Session Chair, The 2016 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI' 2016),, October 2016, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.  

  16. Industry and Sponsorship Chair, The 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI' 2015),, December 2015, Singapore, Singapore.

  17. Sponsorship Co-Chair, The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015),, October 29 – November 1, 2015, Santa Clara, CA, USA.

  18. Industry and Sponsorship Chair, The 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT 2015) December 2015, Singapore, Singapore.

  19. Workshop & Tutorial Chair, The Fourth World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies (WICT 2014),, December 8 - 11, 2014, Malacca, Malaysia.  

  20. Special Session (Nature Inspired Software and Data Systems) Chair, The Sixth World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC 2014), July 30 - August 1, 2014, Porto, Portugal.  

  21. Poster Co-Chair, The 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2014), October 2014, Washington DC, DC, USA.

  22. Industry & Sponsorships Co-Chair, The 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2013 (WI 2013), November 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  23. Poster Session Organizer, The 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence 2013 (WI 2013), November 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  24. Industry & Sponsorships Co-Chair, The 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology 2013 (IAT 2013),, November 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  25. Poster Session Organizer, The 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology 2013 (IAT 2013),, November 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.


Review Work

  1. Reviewer, The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2022 (ICDM 2022), Orlando, FL, USA.

  2. Reviewer, SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM 2022), Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

  3. Reviewer, The Joint Conference of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 11th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP 2021), Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. Reviewer, The 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2020), Galway, Ireland.

  5. Reviewer, The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2019 (ICDM 2019), Beijing, China.

Organizational Leadership and Membership

  1. Public Relations Officer, PostGraduate Committee, National University of Ireland, Galway.

  2. Joint Secretary, Kalyani Government Engineering College Alumni Association.

  3. Founding Program Coordinator, Alumni Association, Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA).

  4. Mentor, Research Experinces for Undergradutes(REU) Program under NSF hosted by Dept. Of Computer Science, Georgia State University.  

  5. Member, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs).    

  6. Founder President(2010-11), Computer Science Club, Georgia State University. 7. Founder President (2010-11), Asha for Education Chapter, Georgia State University.  

  1. President (2011), Cricket Club, Georgia State University.

  2. President (2011), Squash Club, Georgia State University.

  3. Founder Chair(2010-11), IEEE Student Branch, Georgia State University.        

  4. Member(2011), Graduate Student Space Planning Focus Group, College of Arts & Sciences, Georgia State University.  

  5. Member, Asha for Education.

  6. Member, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

  7. Member, IEEE and Sytems, Man, & Cybernatics (SMC) Society, IEEE. 15th Chair(2009-11), ACM Student Chapter, Georgia State University. 16th Chair(2009-10), ACM Student Chapter, Georgia State University. 17. Secretary(2008-09), ACM Student Chapter, Georgia State University. 18. Ex-Member (2006-2007), Association of Information Systems (AIS).  


Invited Talks

  1. Session Speech, October 31, 2019, "Shaping Smart Buddies" on Nationa Unity Day, Indian Institute of Information Technology Una, Hamirpur Campus, Hmirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India.  

  2. Keynote speech, April 27, 2019, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 2019 (DMKD 2019), Shanghai, China.

  3. Keynote speech, April 27, 2019, International Conference on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems 2019 (ICSSIS 2019), Shanghai, China.

  4. Discussion Panel on Artificial Intelligence, February 15, 2019, The Heritage Academy, Kolkata, India.

  5. University Academic Fair and Collaboration Session, February 7, 2019, Department of Technology Engineering and Management, Kalyani Univeristy, Kalyani, West Bengal, India. 6th Centenary Technical Workshop, November 20, 2018, Government College of Leather and technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

  1. Technology Expertise Session, April 12, 2018, Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani, West Bengal, India.

  2. Big Data Analytics and Industry Motivation Session, April 12, 2018, Department of Technology Engineering and Management, Kalyani Univeristy, Kalyani, West Bengal, India.  

  3. Expert tech talk on Intelligent Data Assimilation on IOT Framework, March 17, 2016, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

  4. IOT, Big Data and Intelligent Emergence, Tech Talk Symposium, December 14, 2014, JW Mariott & Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore, India.

  5. Technical Discussion Session, March 20 , Department of Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA.

  6. Interdepartmental Knowledge Cultivation Symposium, Nov 16, 2013, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  7. Research topic talks, May 13, 2011, Department of Computer Science, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, USA.

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Research

Posters

  1. Saurav Karmakar, Xiaolin Hu, "Context-Dependent Adaptability – from Model Crayfish, to Mobile Robots, to Virtual Human Crowd",   Brains & Behavior Spring Retreat at GSU (2007)  

  2. Saurav Karmakar, Susmita Datta, "Statistical stability and biological validity of clustering algorithms for analyzing microarray data ", SECABC Fall 2005(Workshop on Biocomputing

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Publications

Publikation

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Journal article

McCrae, John, Pranab Mohanty, Siddharth Narayanan, Bianca Pereira, Paul Buitelaar, Dr. Saurav Karmakar, and Rajdeep Sarkar. 2021. "Conversation Concepts: Understanding Topics and Building Taxonomies for Financial Services." MDPI Information 12, 4 160.

Randolph, Adrian B., Melody Moore Jackson, and Dr. Saurav Karmakar. 2010. "Individual Characteristics and Their Effect on Predicting Mu Rhythm Modulation." International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) 1 24-37.

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Contribution to edited volume

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, and John McCrae. 2020. "CogALex-VI Shared Task: Bidirectional Transformer based Identification of Semantic Relations." COLING | CogALex Proceedings of the Workshop on the Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, 65-71. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, Soumyabrata Dey, and Saswata Sahoo. 2016. "Towards Semantic Image Search." 2016 IEEE Tenth International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC). IEEE.

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, and Ying Zhu. 2012. "Template Analysis of the Collaborations on a Social Visualization Website." Wuhan: The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information Systems and Technology (ICIST 2012).

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, and Ying Zhu. 2011. "Mining Collaboration through Textual Semantic Interpretation." Malacca: The 11th IEEE International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2011).

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, and Ying Zhu. 2010. "Recommendation by Composition Style." Cairo: The 10th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent System Design and applications (ISDA 2010).

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, and Ying Zhu. 2010. "Visualizing Multiple Text Readability Indexes." Cairo: 2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology (ICEMT 2010).

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav, and Ying Zhu. 2010. "Visualizing Text Readability." Seoul: The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Data Mining and Intelligent Information Technology Applications (ICMiA 2010).

Qiu, Fasheng, Xiaolin Hu, and Dr. Saurav Karmakar. 2008. "Modeling Social Group Structures in Pedestrian Crowds." Beijing: The Asia Simulation Conference 2008/ The 7th International Conference on System Simulation and Scientific Computing (ICSC 2008).

Randolph, Adriane B, Dr. Saurav Karmakar, and Melody Moore Jackson. 2006. "Towards Predicting Control of a Brain-Computer Interface." Milwaukee: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2006).

Organisation

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Event

Karmakar, Dr. Saurav. 2019. "Demo Chair, The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2019), November 8 – 11, 2019, Beijing, China."