Aug 2013 - Present

Graduate Student (PhD)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Currently pursuing research on Semantic Understanding of Natural Language with Prof. Selmer Bringsjord

Jul 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science)

Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur)

Awarded President's Gold-medallist in 2010.

Research Interests

I work with Prof. Selmer Bringsjord on Logic and Language. I am currently forming a natural language interface to DCEC*. This involves Natural Language generation and understanding to enable Semantic Parsing.

Other interests: Machine Learning, NLP, Cognitive Modeling, Philosophy, Axiomatic Science.

Projects and Internships

  • DCEC* : I am concerned with the development of the logic and its linguistic interface since August 2014.
  • RAIR website : I am the main contributor and designer of the RAIR website (Sept - Oct 2014)
  • Detection of Metaphors in fiction : A venture with Prof. Heng Ji to detect Metaphors in fiction. (Jan- May 2014).
  • Segmentation and Classification of Compound Characters for formation of OCR in Bengali script : In-house Final year Project with Prof. Sekhar Mandal. Involved use of Principal Component Analysis and Wavelet Analysis for segmentation of compound characters in bengali script (2009-10).

  • Vectorization of Engineering Drawings: Summer Internship at ISI Kolkata  with (Summer 2009) with Prof. Bhabatosh Chanda

  • Development of OCR for Bengali Language: In-house Prefinal year project with Prof. Sekhar Mandal.
  • Automatic Analysis of PET tumor images for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning : Summer Internship on Computer Vision at ECIT, Queen's University, Belfast as a part of EEWS 2008.



NLP Tools

Experience with NLTK, Stanford CoreNLP Tools, SEMAFOR, SENNA, UIUC NLP Tools.

Software and Languages

Python,  C, C++, Java, VB, PHP, SQL, qBASIC, MATLAB, PROLOG, Scheme, LISP                          


PLC Programming, Handling of proprietary Power plant automation software

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013

Design Engineer

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Electronics Division.

Design Engineer, Department: Control Equipments/Engineering-Human Machine Interface(HMI). Job responsibilities: Engineering of operator interfaces, networking and integration of systems, Security and surveillance, Data acquisition and processing, Database Management and storage solutions, Testing and Site support.

ACHIEVEMENTS: HMI engineering for six power plants including 1 offshore power plant, Contribution to the in-house development of automation system, Design of time-efficient automation software.