International Conference on Advances in Computing, Control
and Communication Technology (IAC3T-2016)


TUTORIAL SPEAKERS


1 Names:Dr. Asif Ekbal and Dr. Sriparna Saha, IIT Patna, India

Topic:Natural Language Processing: Introduction and Some Issues of Optimization

Abstract:The tutorial starts with a brief introduction to NLP and then discusses some specific NLP problems such as sentiment analysis, co-reference resolution and named entity recognition. The tutorial also aims at discussing how multi-objective optimization (MOO) based on evolutionary optimization can be used to solve these specific problems. Finally, the fundamental issues of multi-objective optimization (MOO) will be presented.

Biographies:
Name:Dr. Asif Ekbal, IIT Patna, India
Biography: Asif Ekbal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. Prior to joining IIT Patna he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in University of Trento, Italy and Heidelberg University, Germany. He finished his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University, India in 2009. His current research interests include Natural Language Processing, information extraction, machine learning applications, Opinion Mining, Bio-Text mining. In these areas, he has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in the journals like ACM TALIP, Knowledge based Systems, Research on Language and Computation, Data and Knowledge Engineering etc. and conferences like ACL, COLING, IJCNLP, CICLING, ECAI etc. His h-index is 20 and total citation count of his papers is 1151 (according to Google scholar). He is the recipient of the Best Innovative Project Award from the “Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)”.More information can be found at: http://www.iitp.ac.in/~asif/.
Name:Dr. Sriparna Saha, IIT Patna, India
Biography: Dr. Sriparna Saha received M. Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India, in 2005 and 2011, respectively. She is currently a Faculty Member in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. She is the author of a book published by Springer-Verlag. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in reputed international journals including IEEE Transactions, Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Applied Soft Computing, Information Sciences, ACM Transaction, Soft Computing, Expert Systems with Applications, Applied Intelligence and many more and in several reputed international conferences like ICPR, SIGIR, IEEE CEC, COLING, ECAI, IEEE WCCI etc.. Her current research interests include pattern recognition, multi objective optimization, natural language processing and biomedical information extraction. Her h-index is 16 and total citation count of her papers is 1559 (according to Google scholar). She is also a senior member of IEEE. She is the recipient of the Lt. Rashi Roy Memorial Gold Medal from the Indian Statistical Institute for outstanding performance in M. Tech. (computer science), Google India Women in Engineering Award, 2008, Junior Humboldt Research Fellowship. She has also received India4EU fellowship of the European Union to work as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the University of Trento, Italy from September 2010-January 2011 and Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia (EMMA) fellowship of the European Union to work as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Heidelberg University, Germany from September 2009-June 2010. More information about her can be found at: http://www.iitp.ac.in/~sriparna/.