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

I defended my PhD at the School of IT. I had 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, HCI 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. My thesis synopis is here and 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.