The Director


Prof. Sivaji Bandyopadhyay

National Institute of Technology Silchar

Professor Sivaji Bandyopadhyay has joined as the Director of NIT Silchar on 1st December, 2017. Prof.Bandyopadhyay has supervised over 14 PhD students and a total of 12 PhD scholars are currently working under his supervision. He has got two patents. He has published around 68 research articles in reputed journals and more than 350 research publications in reputed conferences, workshops or symposiums. He has also authored two books. He has completed 4 international research and development projects - with France, Mexico, Japan as the Principal Investigator in the area of Sentiment Analysis, Question Answering, and Textual Entailment. He was the Chief Investigator of 8 National level consortium mode projects in the areas of Machine Translation - English to Indian languages and Indian language to Indian languages, cross lingual information access, development of tree bank for Indian languages among others. Currently, he is executing three international projects funded by SPARC (MHRD) with Germany, ASEAN (DST) with Indonesia and Malaysia, DST and CNRS with France. This year, he has got project on ISHAAN: A System for Bidirectional Machine Translation under 'National Language Translation Mission (NLTM) : BHASHINI'- MeitY, Government of India. He received another project this year on Capacity building for human resource development in Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone and related Technology) funded by MeitY, Government of India. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the SPARC Project on Multimodal Machine Translation in collaboration with Professor Josef van Genabith of University of Saarbrucken, Germany. The Center for Natural Language Processing (CNLP), a research center has been established at NIT Silchar under his leadership.

Professor Bandyopadhyay has various International research collaborations and visited several countries to deliver invited talks. He is regularly organizing the workshop series "Sentiment Analysis where AI meets Psychology (SAAIP)". He was the Program Chair of the 14thInternational Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2017) and the 18th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (ICON 2021). He has started the International Conference on Big Data, Machine Learning and Applications (BigDML) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NIT Silchar in 2019 and in 2021.

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National Institute of Technology Silchar
Cachar, Assam.
Pin: 788 010.
Phone: 03842-224879 / 03842-242273
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Email ID: director[at]nits[dot]ac[dot]in