Professor Chiranjib Bhattacharyya

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Areas of Interest:

Machine Learning, Mathematical Programming, Text Analytics, Computational Biology


Machine Learning; Mathematical Programming

Consultancy Areas:


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individual.

Major Professional Contributions:

Prof. Chiranjib Bhattacharyya’s research has won him acclaim for his contributions to the area of Statistical Machine Learning. Using the paradigm of Robust Optimization an emerging discipline in Optimization, he pioneered the approach of designing classifiers which are robust to noisy observations. The result not only demonstrates progress in several classic problems in statistics such as classifying observation with missing values but has also opened new opportunities of interaction between Robust Optimization and ML. His group has also
made important contributions in understanding User Generated Content such as Product reviews written
by users, which won the Best paper award at SIAM Data Mining Conference, 2011.
In another very interesting contribution his group showed that by using Profile Hidden Markov Models, a model
widely used in Computational Biology, one can identify workloads from NFS traces, and is considered an important breakthrough in Storage system research.

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Machine Learning, Text Analytics, Large Scale learning from Data, Bayesian Modelling, Storage systems.


Contact Information


Department of Computer Science and Automation,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc.),
Bangalore-560 012
Phone: 080-22932468
Mobile: 09980017564
Fax: 080-23602911

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  • B. E., Electrical Engineering, 1993,Jadavpur University
  • M. E., Electrical Engineering, 1995, Indian Institute of Science
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, 2000, Indian Institute of Science


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Alumini medal for Best PhD Thesis
  • Mentored a team of students who won KDD cup in 2006
  • Best student runner up award at PAKDD conference 2009
  • Best paper award at SDM
  • Faculty Research gifts from IBM and Yahoo

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1970