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AI-NLP-ML Group, Department of CSE, IIT Patna


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The Artificial Intelligence-Natural Language Processing-Machine Learning (AI-NLP-ML) Group at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Patna has started its official journey in June, 2015. The group is dedicated to explore the frontiers of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing under the able guidance of Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya. The group also consists of other two faculty members, Dr. Asif Ekbal and Dr. Sriparna Saha, and around 40 members including Research scholars, Research engineers, Lexicographers, B.Tech & M.Tech students. Several industry sponsored projects are currently being undertaken.

Elsevier, the renowned scientific literature publishing company has set up the Elsevier Centre of Excellence for Natural Language Processing to conduct research and development in some of the novel areas of AI, NLP and ML.
Another company, ezDI has set up the Sushrut-eZDI Research Lab on Health Informatics, which is dedicated towards developing products for health care and contribute to research having significant outcomes.

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Recently Accepted Papers


Two papers accepted for publication in NAACL 2019.

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Recent Workshop


Workshop on MODELLING PARAMETERS OF COGNITIVE EFFORT IN TRANSLATION PRODUCTION, December 27-28, 2018.

Moments of Pride


Dr. Sriparna Saha received Visvesvaraya Young Faculty Research Fellowship Award from MeiTY, Govt. of India.

Dr. Asif Ekbal is chairing in the Question-Answering Track of NAACL-2019, a top-tier conference of Natural Language Processing.

Dr. Asif Ekbal is in the Senior Program Committee of IJCAI-2019, a top-tier conference of Artificial Intellegence.

Collaboration between IIT Patna and School Of Computing, DCU.

Our AI-NLP-ML group is ranked 9th in Asia as per the latest CS Ranking: Computer Science.

Dr. Sriparna Saha has been selected for Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM) ​Program 2018.

Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya conferred the IIT Kharagpur Distinguished Alumnus Award 2018 during the 64th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur held on July 20th 2018.

Tirthankar Ghosal, a PhD Scholar of our group has been awarded the Microsoft Research Travel Grant to attend the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018) to be held at Santa Fe, New-Mexico, USA from August 20th through 26th 2018.



Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Director, IIT Patna is listed among the Top 10 Machine Learning Researchers In India.

Dr. Sriparna Saha has been awarded the SERB EARLY CAREER RESEARCH AWARD 2018.

Dr. Sriparna Saha has been awarded the SERB Women Excellence Award 2018.

Tirthankar Ghosal, a PhD Scholar of our group has been awarded the ACM SIGIR Student Travel Grant 2018 to attend the 18th ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2018 to be held at Fort Worth, Texas, US from June 3-6, 2018.

Naveen Saini, a PhD Scholar of our group has received Microsoft funding and IEEE CIS Travel grant to attend IEEE IJCNN 2018 going to be held at Brazil in July 2018.

Prof. Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Director, IIT Patna to Head Committee for Standardisation in Artificial Intelligence, set up by Bureau of Indian Standards under Ministry of Consumer Affairs.

Congratulations to Deepak Gupta, a PhD Scholar of our group for being selected as research intern for 4 months at Microsoft Maluuba, Montreal, Canada. Prof. Yoshua Bengio (MILA Lab, University of Montreal) and Prof. Richard Sutton (University of Alberta) serve as advisors for Maluuba.

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