Abir De

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Email: abir [AT] cse [dot] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in

About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Bombay since January 2020. Before that, I did my postdoctoral research with Manuel Gomez Rodriguez in Max Planck Institute for Software Systems at Kaiserslautern, Germany. I received my PhD from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Kharagpur where I was advised by Prof. Niloy Ganguly. During that time, I was a part of the Complex Network Research Group (CNeRG) at IIT Kharagpur. My PhD work was supported by Google India PhD Fellowship 2013.
Prior to this I did my BTech in Electrical Engineering and MTech in Control Systems Engineering both from IIT Kharagpur.


Research Interests

My broad area of research interest is machine learning. My current research focus is designing machine learning models and methods for structured objects namely graphs and sets. Some examples of the current problems I am working are:

  • Designing graph and set embeddings which can bypass the side-effects of traditional symmetric aggregators
  • Developing Neural networks which can learn combinatorial optimization algorithms on graphs and sets
  • Data subset selection with applications to efficient learning, active learning, human assisted learning
  • Human centric learning on graphs, e.g., designing privacy preserving algorithms, strategic learning, etc.

  • Tutorials/Workshop
  • Tutorial on Human Assisted Learning @ AIML systems conference 2021.
  • SubSetML workshop at ICML 2021.
  • Tutorial on Subset Selection in Machine Learning: Theory, Applications, and Hands On @ AAAI 2022
  • Workshop on Learning with Temporal Point Processes @ NeurIPS 2021.

  • PC Member/Reviewer

    WSDM 2022, KDD 2021,NeurIPS 2016-2021, ICLR 2021, AAAI 2021-2022, (Senior PC), IEEE Trans. of KDE, JMLR, ICLR 2018-2020, AAAI 2020, WWW 2020, KDD 2019-2020, ICML 2018-2020, SDM 2018-2020.