Faculty

Vasudeva Varma

Professor and the Dean (Research & Development) at IIIT Hyderabad, India.
CEO, IIIT Hyderabad Foundation
Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Veooz Labs Pvt. Ltd.

His research Interests are in the broad areas of Information Retrieval, Extraction and Access. More specifically: social media analysis, cross language information access, summarization and semantic search. He also works in the areas of Cloud Computing and Reuse in Software Engineering.

He is also the CEO of IIIT Hyderabad Foundation, which runs one of the largest technology incubators in India. The Foundation manages IIIT-H’s IP and technology transfers.

He has also co-founded Veooz Labs Pvt. Ltd., a social signal based content discovery platform with social media search and analysis capabilities

He was visiting professor at UPV, Valencia, Spain (Summer 2007), UBO, Bretagne, France (Summer 2009) and Language Technologies Institute, CMU, Pittsburgh, USA (Summer 2010)

He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Hyderabad in 1996. Prior to joining IIIT Hyderabad in 2002, he was the president of MediaCognition India Pvt. Ltd and Chief Architect at MediaCognition Inc. (Cupertino, CA). Earlier he was the director of Engineering and research at InfoDream Corporation, Santa Clara, CA. He also worked for Citicorp and Muze Inc. in New York as senior consultant.

Adjunct Faculty

Manish Gupta

Senior Applied Researcher, Microsoft Bing, Hyderabad, India
Adjunct Faculty, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

Currently he is working at Microsoft Bing as an applied researcher and as a faculty at IIIT-Hyderabad

His specialities and Interests are in the areas of Big Data Analytics, Algorithms, Data Mining, Information Retrieval and Web Mining, Databases, Text Mining, Machine Learning, Time Series Analysis, Graph Mining, Natural Language Processing, Optimization.

Dr. Gupta obtained his PhD under Prof. Jiawei Han at Univ of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). He completed his MTech under Prof. Soumen Chakrabarti at IIT Bombay.

Prasad Pingali

CEO, Veooz Labs Pvt. Ltd.
Adjunct Faculty, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

Currently he is the CEO of Veooz Labs Pvt. Ltd. and is also a faculty at IIIT-Hyderabad

His specialities and Interests are in the areas of information retrieval, information extraction, automatic summarization, question answering, sentiment/opinion analysis, semantic web.

Dr. Pingali obtained his PhD under Prof. Vasudeva Varma at IIIT Hyderabad.

Guest Faculty

A. ReddyRaja

Research Consultant
Research Interests:Cloud Computing