দীপাঞ্জন চক্রবর্তী | Dipanjan Chakraborty
email:
phone: +91 11 2659 7300 (lab)
office: ICTD Lab, Khosla School of IT
Skype: hello.dipanjan
Linkedin: chakrabortydipanjan

A B.Tech in Information Technology from The West Bengal University of Technology, I joined IIT Delhi as a masters student in 2010 with Dr. Aaditeshwar Seth and converted to PhD in Information Technology in 2011.

I have joined the amazing people at Gram Vaani as a Post Doctoral Researcher. I am still on the job market looking for teaching, research, development or design positions. My CV can be found here.

Research Interests: Information and Communication Technologies towards Development.
My research has mostly revolved around using technologies to improve government accountability. A working draft of my thesis synopis is here. My PhD thesis can be found here.

Education
Grants
  • IIT-Google Pilot Programme 2015: ₹500,000 (2 years)
Projects
  • IITD: Civil Society Mediated and Technology Assisted Grievance Redressal (ICTD)

  • IITD: Transparency and feedback in governance using ICT (ICTD)

  • IITD: DVD Magazines for rural areas (ICTD)

  • BTech: Generating language-free representation from geometry problem statements stated in English with Prof. Utpal Garain at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata


Publications: In the Media:
Courses Taken at IITD:
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Digital Image Analysis
  • Computer Networks
  • Software Systems Lab
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Networks and Systems Security
  • Wireless Networks
  • Communication Skills
Teaching Assistant:
  • CSL373: Operating Systems (Even Semester, 2012)
  • CSL867: Special Topics in High Speed Networks (Odd Semester, 2012)
  • CSL374/672: Computer Networks (Even Semester, 2013; Odd Semester, 2014)
  • CSL838: Wireless Networks (Odd Semester, 2013)
  • CSL724: Advanced Computer Networks (Even Semester, 2014)
  • CSL333/671: Artificial Intelligence (Even Semester, 2015)
  • COL100: Introduction to Computer Science (Odd Semester, 2015) (Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award)
  • COL380: Introduction to Parallel and Distributed Computing (Even Semester, 2016)

About Me
My favourite subject in school was English. I love writing stories, and some have been published in The Statesman. I am also currently dabbling in satire writing.
I love reading stories. Enid Blyton is my favourite. Other authors I like are J.K. Rowling, Richmal Crompton, Agatha Christie, Dan Brown. Among Bengali authors, my favourites are Sarat Chandra, Bibhuti Bhusan, Bankim Chandra, Rabindranath. I have grown to appreciate non-fiction during my PhD and am an avid reader of news and pieces related to developmental economics, societal changes, politics and politcal and cultural history.