Professor Pushpak Bhattacharyya

Director, IIT Patna

Areas of Interest:

Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning.


Machine Translation, Cross Lingual Search, Information Extraction, Deep Learning

Consultancy Areas:

Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Semantic Curation, Question Answering, Text Entailment.


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies)

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Bhattacharyya has for decades led the Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning research in India, authoring books and research papers, and creating foundations systems, tools and resources. He is internationally known for his contributions to multilingual computation and resources, used in modern search, automatic translation and information extraction technology. Systems, resources and tools created by Dr. Bhattacharyya and his research team are used all over the world for language technology development. His text book "Machine Translation" (CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group) which compares the ruling paradigms of machine translation and establishes shows how the structure of statistical machine translation grew out of probability based word alignments.

Professional Experience:

  • Director, IIT Patna, 2015-till date.
  • Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, 2002-current.
  • Professeur Invite', Groupe D'Etude en Traduction Automatique-Communication Langagiere et Interation Personne-Systeme (GETA-CLIPS) and Universite Joseph-Fourier, Grenoble, France, summer of 2005, 2009, 2011.
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford University, summer of 2004.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1996-2001.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay, 1990-1995.
  • Research and Development Engineer, Wipro Information Technology Ltd, 1986-87.
  • Scientist, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (CAIR), 1987-88.


Natural Language Processing, Wordnet, Machine Translation, Deep Learning, Neural Nets, Semantics


Contact Information


IIT Patna,
Navin Government Polytechnic Campus,
Patliputra Colony,
Bihar 800 013,

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  • PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1989-1994.
  • M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 1986.
  • B. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1984.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 1990.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • President Association of Computational Linguistics (2016-17).
  • Dagstuhl Seminar Speaker (2012).
  • VNMM Award of IIT Roorkee (2014).
  • Manthan Award (2009).
  • Patwardhan Award of IIT Bombay (2008).
  • Faculty Awards from IBM, Microsoft, Yahoo.
  • Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor of IIT Bombay (2015).

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section II: Computer Engineering and Information Technology

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1962