Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vasudeva Varma -- Friday April 16, 2010, noon

Speaker: Dr. Vasudeva Varma (Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India)

Date/Time: Friday April 16, 2010, noon

Place: Newell-Simon Hall 3002

Title: Cross Language Information Access - An Indian Experience

In this talk, I briefly explain the cross language information retrieval research for Indian languages. There is a national wide mission mode project on cross language information access sponsored by Ministry of Communications and Information technology, Government of India involving ten Universities. I will talk about the major research issues and a possible roadmap for the CLIR research in Indian setting. I will also share our experiences with multi-lingual summarization.

Vasudeva Varma is a faculty member at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad Since 2002. His research interests include search (information retrieval), information extraction, information access, knowledge management, cloud computing and software engineering. He is heading Search and Information Extraction Lab and Software Engineering Research Lab at IIIT Hyderabad. He is also the chair of Post Graduate Programs since 2009. He published a book on Software Architecture (Pearson Education) and over sixty technical papers in journals and conferences. In 2004, he obtained young scientist award and grant from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for his proposal on personalized search engines. In 2007, he was given Research Faculty Award by AOL Labs.